Increase awareness of negative thoughts
As social media becomes increasingly more central to our lives, we tend to compare ourselves to others online. This practice is very damaging to our individual perceptions of ourselves.
The next time you feel bad that you don’t look like someone you see on social media, remember that they have the power in this situation. They have filters and editing tools at their disposal and are presenting themselves in the best light possible.
Social media does not equal real life. We are all human and we all have “flaws” that make us unique and beautiful. Celebrate your “flaws” because they are what make you, you.
Be aware of when negative, self-damaging thoughts come into your head. Identify the thought and combat it with a positive affirmation.