Whether you’re just looking at Kim Kardashian West’s 181 million Instagram followers or your friend’s 81, there are distinct degrees of unreality to consider. Please remember not to compare yourself, your family, or your quality of life to what you see on social media, from filters and retouching applications to lighting and posing to the fact that you are witnessing a snapshot of a moment in time and not a “movie” of someone’s real life.
We live in a society where social media has a huge influence. And what we normally browse through is a never-ending stream of photos of happy individuals in beautiful locales with great body shapes. If these moments from someone’s life used to inspire us to strive for bigger and better things, now many individuals see these photographs as a reminder that someone is achieving much more than you.
Bree Lenehan, a social media content creator and business entrepreneur, is one of these folks. The woman, who already has a large following, drew attention to herself by publishing side-by-side photos of her posed and natural-looking figure.
The woman, a Youtuber and blogger with a large social media following, speaks about health, self-love, and optimism. Bree began publishing these two-sided photos every Monday, mentioning it “Real Me Monday,” to demonstrate that excellent looks can be posed and that people should be happy their bodies for who they are in real life.
Bree shared some information regarding the beginning of her project .Even if more relatable body photographs appear to be popular on the Internet; it requires courage to show others how you truly look without knowing how they will react. “I first started the weekly series of ‘Actual Me Monday’ because I’d had terrible body image growing up and I wanted to challenge myself to put my real self out there, rather than sharing my ‘perfect’ self-online,”
Bree advises people who are seeking to find themselves and are having trouble embracing the way they look “.We undervalue the power of our thoughts. It’s impossible for us to ‘fall’ into loving ourselves .It takes time, practice, and who treat people with kindness. So, in any quest for self-love, it’s all about what’s on the inside, not what’s on the outside! My life has altered because I’ve learned to be kinder to myself.”
The only person you need to compare yourself to is your best self.