In this day and age of influencers, motivational memes, and inspirational accounts, it is easy to lose your true sense of self –
and not even realize it!
You follow all these amazing, trailblazing, and seemingly all-put-together people on Facebook and Instagram, and it’s easy to lose your sense of Self.
Who you are is who you were CREATED to be. And chances are that doesn’t fit any of the boxes out there. While platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok can offer insight and motivation, they can also unintentionally wreak havoc on your Identity. Without you even realizing it, you can be becoming “influenced” to be something that you’re not – someone who is not your Truest Self.
Dear Queen, realize this:
Who you are is exactly who you were created to be. This idea that you need to become someone important or famous is just that – an idea. It is not the truth, and it certainly isn’t a requirement.
Here’s some practical ways to stay true to you, especially in these quarantine times:
· Choose Your Feed. Be intentional. Don’t just follow people because they are popular or hold a title you consider to be important. Follow people who feed your SOUL
· Unplug Regularly. We all know how easy it is to get caught up scrolling social media for what may seem like hours – or for actual hours. Plan your unplug time to include some other activities. Like reading a book. Going for a walk. Taking a nice long bath. Spending creation time with the family. Make sure it’s something that will help you resist the urge to pick up your phone.
· Take It All with a Grain of Salt. All day long you’re being targeted with marketing designed to get you to buy and/or invest in something. Take it with a grain of salt. Just because you are seeing and reading messages all day that scream “you need!” and “you must!” and “you have to!” doesn’t mean you do.
Know who you are. Know what is true for you.
Make sure YOU are your greatest influence.