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How To Fake A Life On Social Media

Hey there! I want to let you know that I’ll be posting content like this on my blog from now on. The title itself might be a little bit clickbait-y! 

To be honest this post isn’t about me teaching you how to fake a life on social media. This is me telling you how you can live authentically through it.

It’s true that so many social media platforms has been dominating the scene lately and years before that. Technology has its ups and downs but I have to admit that creating these platforms has changed millions of lives whether in good or bad ways. Living through the screens of your phones, telling how your day has been by clicking that post button and showing people how you’re living your life right this very moment. I’ll be breaking down the good and the bad. 

Aesthetics is the thing

I love looking at aesthetics, getting inspiration from different people and learning a thing or two about them. I have seen people trying to recreate things that they see on Pinterest or Tumblr. But I can see how it took a different turn for others, pressuring yourself to be as good as the person in one of those photos or even trying so hard to get the things that you know aren’t even that important just for the sake of the “gram” or to please your audience. If that’s the case, “You need to wake up now!”

Don’t let the numbers get into your head

Having a huge following is an awesome achievement right? In some cases yes but in others no because it’s affecting their mental health. The feeling of sadness envelopes them if they are losing followers or even if they have only this certain amount of followers. Being obsessed with numbers won’t get you anywhere instead focus on the content that you want to share with people.

Comparing your life with others isn’t going to help you, trust me

I know we’ve been all through this stage. Jealousy is the ugliest trait as Keri Hilson said. Comparing what you have with others will only bring you down because you’re only focusing on the things that you don’t have rather than appreciating what you own. We are all unique, different and one of a kind. Don’t envy a life that wasn’t meant for you.

Stressing about perfection only leads to having bad mental health

I know some of us won’t acknowledge our mental health or even the issues that we’re having. Stress, anxiety and depression are only a few of those things that hide behind those smiling icons. People always strive to live a perfect life on social media but it somehow affects them and the people around them. It’s not healthy pretending to be somebody that you’re not.

Try social media detox

If you’re feeling a little bit stressed or you think everything in your life isn’t in the right place. Like being swallowed in by the dark side of your accounts, it’s always a good thing to try turning off your notifications or rather try having a social media detox. You can easily search about this on the internet, where in you’ll be following certain time period on how long you would like to detoxify your life. Yes, NO SOCIAL MEDIA. You’ll thank yourself later!

These are a few things that I’ve realized all throughout the years I’ve spent on social media. It can totally make or break you. You don’t have to try so hard to make your life look picture perfect. You don’t have to tell yourself that you need to do “this” and “that” just to consider yourself being happy. Reality bites but it’s better to live in it than to fake a life you never really have.

Living the best life doesn’t come in squares nor the number of likes. It’s how you appreciate every little thing that life has given you. No matter how big or small that is, it’s always up to you to find your happiness in it. 

17 Comments

  1. Love this post! You have some great tips on here and comparison is something we all struggle with and definitely A tough one to combat in my experience! It does help though to remind myself that being jealous does nothing but bring negative energy towards me! Social media detox are so important as well! Great post! xx

  2. I loved reading this post! So many awesome tips and helpful reminders for social media. It’s easy to get caught up in all the pretty pictures and seemingly perfect people with their seemingly perfect lives, and we often compare and try to copy but it’s so important to be your true self online.
    Thanks so much for sharing!
    XOA
    http://www.alexandraquinlann.com

  3. Damn this is brilliant! I’m going to be quoting “Don’t envy a life that wasn’t meant for you” a lot. I don’t mind not having many followers, I’d rather grow at my own pace. I sometimes think having lots of followers could be more stressful because you feel obliged to always show your presence and reply to people etc. It’s good to take a break though! xx

    1. Thank you for reading this Megan! ♥️ same here I agree that having lots of followers can be stressful for people. It’s always a must to take breaks so we can regain our strength and drive to write and do more. ✨

  4. I’ve been thinking about this topic recently. Honestly the perfection that I see online makes me feel awful! I wish that people presented reality and not made up perfection online.

  5. I really appreciate this post. I recently started my blog and felt I needed to go on social media in order to publicize this. This makes sense to some extent — I mean, people need to know your blog exists. But after having gone through a social media detox prior to that, I can now feel like my life is becoming consumed by social media again. I’m not sure how to strike that balance with having to ensure that links to my blog posts get shared on the one hand, but that I don’t end up getting sucked into spending all my time on social media on the other.

  6. I love this so much! And if this was a sermon I’d be saying Amen loud and clear on every part One thing that I’m personally struggling, though, is doing social media detox. Like, I can’t, for the life of me, do it and go through with it. It just backfires.
    So instead, I’d limit my use of social media and even go a few hours with my mobile data off so no notifications would bother me. Awesome post, Nicka! Looking forward to more posts like this

    xx Kate | https://allthetrinkets.wordpress.com

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