I’m forever wondering how social sharing impacts our lives. Endless “highlight” reals. Exotic vacations. It’s all well and good (and I truly enjoy social media).
But, how this affects our potential for happiness and fulfillment, does weigh on my mind.
We have to remember to seek our best life — not someone else’s.
I am concerned that the pressure could become deafening.
As an individual who has always required a bit of a slower pace, I’ll weigh in.
If you enjoy quiet moments in your garden, seek those moments.
If you enjoy rooms filled with music and raucous celebration, find them.
If you enjoy the turn of a book’s page, make a date with that story.
If you feel compelled to absorb the smell, the lights and bustle of the city, open that window.
If you seek far away places with mountain vistas and salty ocean air, set your sights to reach them.
If you feel the need to slow down, or speed up, block unhealthy comparisons and refrain from judgements.
If you need to embrace a crossroads (that isn’t photo worthy) — walk toward it. It is still precious.
But above all.
Live your life.
No one else’s.
It’s the only way to share your best life, with you.
Dr. Marla Gottschalk writes about life and career. Her posts have appeared at various outlets worldwide including US News & World Report, Forbes, Quartz and The World Economic Forum.
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