Be yourself! Is the online you the real you?
Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter – keeping up with them all is a full time job and it’s super important to make sure that we’re posting enough every day to make sure our friends know we’re having fun all the time and that we’re really happy and that we look really great – right? Right..?
Actually – newsflash – too much time online can stress you out big time but you might not recognise the moment when it stops being fun and starts getting stressful. Think about it – how many of the hundreds of followers and friends you have online are actually your friends? In real life, most people only have five or six close friends who they can really be themselves around – which means it’s sooooooo important to see them and hang out and chill or go dancing or whatever you like to do together. You’ve just gotta enjoy their company in the real world. It’s easy to see what people are up to online – without you – and think “I don’t have any friends” and get jealous but then, when you’re actually with your friends, spend your time posting instead of enjoying it and living the moment. Which, when you think about it, is kind of funny, right?
If this sounds familiar, and if you ever worry that you have no friends or no life because of what you see online, then it’s okay – just switch off the screen and chat to your real life friends, face-to-face, in the real world. That’s what matters most.