Last week I had dinner with a friend of mine and she brought up something that spoke to me. She said "I have not been engaging on social media for the past month because I am seeing too much stuff that is making me feel bad about my body." Too many people posting about "Summer Bodies" and all kinds of things around shrinking my size. This is not the first time I have spoken to a friend who has felt this way. My gut response was,
"Then why are you still following them?"
I am a firm believer that what you feed yourself effects your state of wellbeing and that comes from all aspects of your life. What you eat, what you watch on tv, what you read, who you follow on social media. All of this plays a roll in your overall well being. If you are following someone who makes you feel bad about yourself in any way stop. Click unfollow and keep it moving. Make space for the positive vibes and the people that can help to bring joy, self love and light to your world.
I am curious, do you follow people on social who make you feel bad about yourself? If so why? When was the last time you did a social media cleanse? What prompted you to do it? How did it make you feel?
Please share your thoughts with me on this...xx M
@Nataliect Thanks for sharing! I love that you did a sm cleanse! I also love that you are working on not getting down on yourself. I think we all have to remember that our bodies ebb and flow throughout the course of our lives for many different reasons. As long as we are doing our best to show our bodies love and affection we are heading in the right direction and remember every body is a "Summer Body" if it is summer and you have a body well then...
I don't really have friends who post "body shots." But I do follow certain threads where the theme is gratitude, or calm, for instance. A lot of what I have is faith-based, and my friends, as well. Those who aren't well, yes, unfortunately I finally had to unfriend a couple of people because they were negative against my belief system and I didn't want to fight and don't need the stress. Ultimately, I try to be friends with everyone but it doesn't always work.