If you don’t post it on social media, did it really happen?
It’s a silly question. But it’s one that the unconscious-ego of many people ask on a daily basis. Especially those of us that grew up in a generation that came to age alongside social media.
Social media has tricked us into seeking validation and recognition at every moment of our everyday life.
- Going for a run? Post it on social media.
- Eating a nice dinner? Post it on social media.
- Seeing a concert? Post it on social media.
- Having an alcoholic beverage? Post it on social media.
- Doing anything that might get you some likes? Post it on social media.
It’s not that your direct intentions are to stroke your ego… but the reality is that these types of posts are rooted in validation. You want other people to know what great things are happening in your life.
Experiences For You
So instead of trying to post every fun, cool, impressive, etc., experience that is happening in your life, try living the experience just for you.
Allow yourself to enjoy every moment for what it is – a moment. Whether you are by yourself, or with others, truly be present in the experience. Don’t concern yourself with collecting “likes”.