Motivational Monday

After months of blog silence- I’m bringing the blog back with a ‘Motivational Monday’ post. Let’s get right to it. This post is inspired by Pink’s ‘Glitter in the Air’ song- circa 2010- but like a quality leather handbag, a good song is timeless. I was listening to it the other day and some of the lyrics (well the whole song, but specifically a few) really hit home.

“Have you ever hated yourself for staring at the phone?

You’re whole life waiting on the ring to prove you’re not alone.”

I feel like for many women, this phrase is so relevant and can be applied to so many different scenarios. Switch out ‘phone’ for ‘social media feed’ and suddenly this song lyric is about most women who beat themselves up and compare themselves to their friends’ Facebook or Instagram. This really hits home for me since I feel like in the past year everything in my feed has been about how fantastic this person looks after baby, or  how amazing their kids’ first birthday was, or how together they always are, or how exotic their vacation was.

The fact is ladies, NONE OF US have it all together ALL THE TIME. PERIOD.

Why do we look at our ‘friends’ feeds and take it for the WHOLE truth and compare ourselves? Most people only post the ‘amazing’ things in their life, OR worse yet, the things that appear amazing, so why do we feel like our lives don’t measure up? The truth is, a lot of work probably went into that post- for what?

I truly believe that social media was created to connect with friends and family and bring joy, but sometimes it does just the opposite! This Monday, I want to motive you all to #getreal with your posts. Life isn’t all roses and Starbucks pink drinks. Life is hard. Motherhood is stressful. Marriage is challenging. If you don’t what to share your struggles, don’t post a façade. If we stopped comparing ourselves to others don’t you think we wouldn’t feel the need to create the most Insta-worthy setting?

With my first Motivational Monday, I hoped to motivate my followers this week to #getreal. Post something motivational! Or something that makes you happy or better yet, something that you struggle with that we can all relate to! Lets support each other, not criticize! And remember, life shouldn’t be measured by a number of ‘likes’.

This week show me your ‘real’ posts and use the hashtag #getreal and tag @SchaferImageConsulting!