Make the connection
Could it be that we learn to become someone else, seeking our happiness on the outside and from other people, not feeling that we just can be ourselves?
This can make us feel empty and disconnected from ourselves, then constantly craving for love, bonding and connection. If we lack self-worth and self-love it can be a constant cycle of looking for this love and connection on the outside. This process can create a giant unhealthy feedback loop. Yes!! Social media is a giant feedback loop where:
Currently Social media is mostly a platform for comparison that makes us feel we are not thin enough, pretty enough, cool enough, tough enough, sexy enough, etc. and not accepting, confirming or appreciating us for who we are.
No wonder we end up feeling lonely, anxious, lack of self-worth, frustrated, angry, sad and overall not feeling good about ourselves, because this is what is constantly being communicated to us and we are encouraged to feel that way!
But it’s so accessible! We are looking constantly on our phone for the likes, the next post or what we are going to post next.
Here are some Testimonials:
TP, 14 years
NG, 23 years, Influencer
“Living much of your life on social media means that you can be extremely well connected, but still feel lonely, especially if you can’t relate to the apparently ‘perfect’ lives that other people are presenting.”
JB, 19 years, Influencer
Having true connections
Can you see that social media does not support you to have true connections if you don’t have this connection with yourself and the people around you in your daily life in the first place.
Meet with your friends in person, explore something together, share a meal, cook something together, go for a walk…. but be open to really be with each other, listen to each other, seeing the beauty in each other and enjoy yourself and the space you share.
Connect without having a picture of how the meet up, the food or the situation should look like. Just be with each other and enjoy!