I spend a fair bit of time on the internet (surprise, surprise), so I am watching, listening and reading about people more than ever…
I am seeing people in certain categories at different times, but we’re all in and out of those categories. The cycle of life is pretty much the same for everyone, it’s just that being online so often gives you the chance to manipulate, or express the persona you choose (and at which time suits you).
I’m talking in riddles aren’t I?
Over the last week or so I’ve been watching and reading blogs and twitter streams. Yesterday Woogsworld wrote about her stress. I watched a twitter conversation unfold about Sarah Wilson and this blog post.
Specifically is was Mrs Woog’s quote “like a lot of people, the life you live when written out on paper, seems fairly idyllic” which had me thinking. YES, we can make our lives look as idyllic as we like when using social media. BUT, we have to know that EVERYBODY does it at some stage.
Heck, I do it.
Everyone is struggling with something at some stage in their lives… stress, anxiety, depression, jealousy, failure…
I am in the same boat as everyone else, but I like to give you my positive side because mostly I am positive and happy… BUT…
I am not going to tell you about the person who is having an affair or tell you about the person I know who struggles with their health. Or the marriage that is suffering down the road. Or the big fight I had with my husband, or the entire day a few weeks ago that I spent in bed ignoring my children because I had some serious anxiety that I couldn’t control, or about the person I know who has food issues, or needs to lose weight, or is self-sabotaging their own life… they’re all people around me.
BUT I will tell you that no matter what, we are all going through exactly the same things – just at different times.
So when you’re stressed, someone else isn’t. You can see that non-stressed person online enjoying that glorious overseas holiday. You’re feeling a little jealous and angry. I know, I do it too. However, it’s SO important to tell yourself, that that person deserves the holiday BECAUSE life goes through stages. Stress may be with you now, but with them later. Your turn for a holiday will come… Mrs Woog was talking about the ladies running past her house looking all fit and happy, but like everyone else, they go home to their own issues.
When you feel anxious, you have to remind yourself that you can pull yourself out of it. Because the person you’re envying on Facebook will feel the same as you at some stage. It’s all about the cycle of life and how we manage those down times. 🙂
I am just like everyone else. Battling my own issues, but I am mainly positive about them. I know that no matter what, the sun will shine again. It always does. I am a positive person. Therefore, I choose to give you a lot of feel-good stuff. I am not down on myself and I give myself a break when needed.
So, if you’re feeling down, anxious, stressed and worried, you need to switch your thinking. You need to look at those people who express the “idyllic” life and know in your heart that you can have that too. AND they get just as stressed and down as you sometimes!
We’re all human. We all feel. Nothing is always as rosey at it seems all of the time! 🙂
I still want you to share your feelings. I would hate for you to think you have to bottle everything up. Recently I have learnt that bottling things up only makes it worse. I am grateful Mrs Woog wrote her blog post. She is a good sharer. I know she will feel better for sharing and her readers will also be given the chance to share their feelings. We all need to talk and vent our frustrations and we all need to NOT be judged.
Now, go forward. Onwards and upwards! X
Happy Hump Day! We have 22 degrees predicted here today. I am already doing cartwheels and stripping sheets off beds! 😉