I will be the first to tell you that I LOVE social media. It’s pretty entertaining if you ask me. (Kanye shrug). However, I do think it’s important to point out that, too much social media could possibly be damaging. What do I mean by that you may ask? Well for one, in my own personal experience, people tend to compare themselves to the people they are following on social media. It’s nice to see all the great things that your friends and family members are up to, but it’s also important to remember that you have great things going on in your life too! Personally, I had to take a social media break because I found myself doing the exact same thing! All my friends on my timeline were either getting married or having a baby. I started questioning myself. Why wasn’t this happening in my own life??? But I came to the conclusion that my life is my life! Just because I wasn’t getting married or having children, didn’t mean great things wasn’t happening in my OWN life. Playing the comparison game is a game you will always lose. Be grateful for things that are going on in your own life, rather they are big or small. Life is a treasure. When the time is right, God will bless you with what your heart desires. Social media can also kill relationships. Nowadays, people have the tendency to be more interested in what’s going on, on Facebook or instagram to even notice their partners. There really isn’t a lot of genuine conversations going on because our phones play such a valuable part in our lives. One day, I was on the train and I decided to put my phone away to observe the behaviors of others on the train. What I saw was pretty alarming. Everyone had a phone glued to their hands indulging in social media, no conversations were taken place at all. It’s funny to see how far along social media has came. I remember having a black planet page and logging on it once a week just to see if I had any messages! The way our world is set up, social media is readily accessible. I challenge you to limit how much time you actually spend on social media. Enjoy your friends and family. Cherish those moments. Life is too short. Make this life a good one. Put your phone away!!
-xoxo Samone Lashae