Social Media Tip – Comparing Our Blooper Reel to Their Highlight Reel

Have you ever been on a social media platform like Facebook, scrolling through the feed and you get an overwhelming feeling of not being good enough? So many times on social media, we are comparing our blooper reel to somebody else’s highlight reel. I know, I do it all the time.

I was just struggling with that the other day.

I’m getting ready to go to church, so I’m all dressed up. But I decided to wear some fun striped socks. They are the same color as my outfit but technically don’t match. Normally, I wouldn’t wear these socks with this outfit.  But, what I’m going to do is wear my boots over top of the socks. It’s going to hide my striped socks underneath my boots. Now no one will ever know that I have these socks on except for me, and now you.

My point is we only get to see what other people choose to let us see.

  • We may see this perfectly put together person on social media and yet we don’t realize they have these crazy striped socks on underneath their boots.
  • We may see this perfect image of this family, but we may not see the fighting that goes on behind-the-scenes.
  • We may see this business that looks like it’s just flourishing, but we don’t see the things that they go through day-to-day to overcome hardships and technical issues and financial problems.

Today, I encourage you to go through social media and instead of comparing your blooper reel to someone else’s highlight reel, celebrate each other. Celebrate whatever people are sharing and realize they might have some striped socks underneath.

How about you?  Do you struggle with comparing yourself to others on social media?  How do you deal with it?  Share in the comments below.

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