I have a list of topics I want to chat about and as I was starting to think about this one – I realize it started from another one.
Last week Wednesday or Thursday I removed the Facebook app from my phone. I didn’t delete my account as I belong so several groups, have many other sites and apps that use my Facebook profile for access, and it’s kind of key for staying in touch with some family members. So I can get on the computer and log in if I need to get in contact with someone. On my phone I still have an app called Groups and Facebook messenger. But without my news feed in my face ALL DAY LONG I started to feel better about myself.
It’s kind of funny how social medial can make us feel like we are not enough. I talked about this before; we only see what people want us to see.
That my friends is their highlight reel, and while we know to not compare our daily life to other peoples highlight reel, we do it. I think it makes us feel like we are less, if we are so inclined to that kind of pressure. To be honest I think it effects everyone even if they want to say it does not, because we are all human!
That brings me to the other part; I’m/It’s Worth It!
All of the things I know to do or want to do take effort. Without the constant loop of “look what so-n-so is doing” or “look how so-n-so is improving life” in my head, I have started having another conversion in there; It’s worth it.
Example: Thought: “I need to do the dishes. UGH – I hate to do the dishes….But getting them done will make the house look so much better, so it’s worth it.” All of the THINGS that I want (lose weight, get rid of the dimples in my butt, make the house nice) they all take effort. And usually I concede to the “UGH” and plop down on the sofa and stare at the TV and scroll through Facebook.
Now, I don’t.
- Counting calories, drinking water, exercising daily will get me to my weight loss goal = I’m Worth it!
- Making time to warm up and use my Fasciablaster will help with the butt dimples and shape = I’m Worth it!
- Dishes after dinner will give me a nice kitchen to walk into in the morning = It’s Worth it!
You see my point. Each time I see something or think of something that needs to be done – rather than stopping at UGH and plopping down and avoiding it – I think about the task and what it is going to help me attain and I decide if it’s worth it.
Most of the time it is 🙂