Head Results with Lucy PT, Cecilia Harris, lets us know her thoughts on how Social Media affects our perceptions of ourselves, others and what it means to be happy...
In a world where having profiles on social media is considered the 'norm', it's hard to remember our culture without an online social influence. Hashtags like #bodygoals #fitfam and #fitspo are some of the most popular sources of fitness inspiration for millions of people around the world.
For some, following such hashtags and related profiles provide motivation to strive to be the healthiest versions of themselves, but for many, it causes much anxiety, disappointment and frustration with their personal situation regarding their health, fitness and aesthetics.
But there is one very important thing to remember...
No one is posting their failure.
This has really struck a chord with a lot of you already and I just wanted to add a little to it. I’m not going to pretend I can send some magical wisdom upon you, but I can give my opinion. We need to stop giving such a shit about being perfect on the internet and in person.
Social media isn't going anywhere. Changing how we interact within social media platforms really doesn’t get to the heart of the problem either.
What will help solve the problem of pefectionism is giving up the pursuit of perfection and not feeling guilty about it when we don't fit someone else's staged presentation of it. We worry so much about impressing others with showing them how happy we are, that sometimes we forget how to learn to actually be happy.
So maybe the next time we are feeling embarrassed about our lives remember to stop trying to live up to someone else’s dream and start living our own. Its cheesy I know but it’s the truth.