Social Media Vs Real Life
The lives we live in real life and the lives we portray to others can be very different and this can lead to bad habits down the line.
You should always stay true to who you are and try to keep your image consistent. This will allow the friends who know you in real life to respect you and those who only see you online in pictures and those who judge you by the way you tweet to truly know the real you. The version they are seeing is representative of you and what you’re about.
If you go down the path of having two different images, then this will lead to your friends not respecting you and even backbiting about you. Let me give you an example. Let’s say that you wear relatively modest clothing and cheap clothes for your friends and in real life in general. On social media, however, you flaunt and show off and wear all these expensive clothes. For one, your friends are going to talk behind your back and say that the stuff you are flaunting is fake and two, they will lose respect for you because they know that the image you are portraying to your audience on the internet is not the real you.
You should also ensure that you find the balance between social media and real life. An imbalance can cause depression and anxiety and can cause you to become distant from your friends and family. If you have an online business, then of course social media will be a big part of your life but don’t let it consume you. When you have meals with your family, put your phone away and be present. Engage in conversation!
Go to the park to play some sports or ride some bikes. I know that unless it’s a trend, this generation is unlikely to go out and have fun. However, I implore you to do so because this will ensure that you stay fit and healthy and that your mind gets a rest from whatever it needs to. There are proven studies which show that looking at your phone all day can prove to be detrimental to your health.
My overall message is to stay true to who you are. Whoever you are on the inside, show that to both your friends and family and to your online audience. Find the balance between social media and real life. Live life to the fullest and enjoy every second of it!