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You know that feeling when you’re working hard on something and it doesn’t work out? When you put loads of effort into something and don’t see results? 🤷🏼♀️
I put LOADS of time, work, effort and money even into @smileysociety. Last autumn I decided to work harder on this page, to take better pictures, to bring more interesting content in stories so I started creating quizes, DIY tutorials, regular healthy recipes etc to bring more interesting stuff. For you.
Having a full-time job (and working even 10-13h a day sometimes) I spent my whole free time I had in autumn, winter and spring creating content for @smileysociety and…it got me nowhere 🤷🏼♀️😅
I gained very few followers, wasn’t shared on any sharing page etc 💔
This is why I haven’t been so active here for last 2 months. I felt burntout and didn’t feel like working on this page anymore.
And so I found new hobby – gardening 🌱👩🌾.
With gardedning it is 100% sure you’ll see results of your hard work and this makes me happy 🤗.
If you follow couple simple rules (plant your plants in good soil, water it, fertilize it etc) you’ll soon see your plants growing, your flowers blooming and maybe even some fruit 🍓🍊.
Gardening makes me not only happy because I see results but also makes me calm, takes my problems away and lets me focus on here & now.
I need to water my new beautiful grass everyday for 15min and those 15min are probably most relaxing during whole day 🙏.
If you have a chance try gardening and see how it can heal a soul!
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I’ve got a confession for you 😶.
Last couple of months I’ve been using less and less of Instagram 😏. I mean I have been posting, have been sharing some stuff on my stories but the truth is I haven’t been scrolling that much through feed and I haven’t been reading other people’s post and checking out their photos 😬.
Why? It made me feed bad 😪.
I used to get motivation from other accounts 🤩. I used to love to scroll through Instagram to see others succeed and to get new energy from them 🤗. I used to tell you to do the same. To look at other people succeeding as a motivation for you.
But lately as I’ve been struggling with lack of energy and motivation after battling with Covid and very stressful months 😥, I didn’t want to see others succeed when I couldn’t 💔, I didn’t want to see beautiful girls posing on beautiful pictures while I not only couldn’t take any nice pictures but also put on weight last couple of months 🙈, I couldn’t see other accounts grow when I’ve been losing followers 😬. I just shut it all down and haven’t been scrolling Instagram…until last weekend.
Now what you can learn from this? 🤔 First of all, if something or someone makes you feel bad put it aside, push them away and detach from negative emotions 🚫. Either temporarily like I did or permanently if that’s what you need.
But secondly, and even more importantly, remember that there always will be people more successful than us 😅, more attractive than ourselves, wiser, more experienced…and that’s ok 😉. We should learn from those people and just focus on ourselves and try to be best version of you 🤗
How do you feel scrolling instagram or facebook? 🤔 Are you smilling seeing photos of others, do you feel inspired reading their posts, are you motivated hearing about their successes? 🤗
Make sure you follow people you feel good about ⚠️. If there’s any account you follow that makes you feel bad about yourself, that makes you feel worse 👎, unloved 💔, unsuccessful, unattractive or any other negative emotion – unfollow now!!! ❌
Just like you wouldn’t talk to a person you don’t like or that makes you feel bad, don’t do it online either! 😉 Surround yourself with positive people only, with people that inspire you, motivate you, that send positive vibes only! 🤗
I love scrolling instagram and seeing people I follow succed, it makes me feel motivated! 🤩
Are you following me on Instagram?
I changed my Instagram Feed into 1 big Advent Calendar! 🤩
There’s already been couple tutorials for homemade Xmas decorations, homemade Xmas gifts and plenty other surprises!
Here’s what was inside “box” nr 5! 🙂
5 positive apps for you!
DON’T COMPARE YOURSELF TO PEOPLE ON SOCIAL MEDIA.
DON’T COMPARE YOUR LIFE TO LIVES PRESENTED ON INSTAGRAM, THOSE ARE ONLY GOOD/BEST MOMENTS.
Nowadays we are ‘attacked’ by plenty images of perfect bodies, faces etc. We see perfect figures in magazines, slim bodies on tv and lots of that here, on instagram. People tend to lose confidence when they see how other people have perfect lives, relationship, house or perfect body. Remember, nobody’s perfect! 💁🏼♀️
We all share only good (or even best) moments of our lives and only good/best photos of ourselves on social media! Not to mention that many people use filters (i do) or even photoshop their photos to make they bodies slimmer or boobs bigger. Don’t compare yourself to those unreal images. ⚠️ Don’t get sad or lose confidence over that! 💔 I am pretty sure all of us work hard to get that perfect posture, get your hair and make up done and all that before taking a photo. And this is normal, we all want to look good on pictures but if you get sad when looking on others, on some ideal photos/faces remember about this process before (make up, perfect pose) and after (good edit,filters) taking the photo.👯♀️
And it is not only about the body. E.g. if you see plenty romantic photos and a couple holding hands or kissing on all of them don’t think of them as a perfect couple and don’t compare their relationship to yours. I am sure they also have their bad momments, they also argue etc. They just don’t share those moments on social media. ⚠️Cause we only share our good/best moments.⚠️
Please remember about that. There’s so many people going crazy seeing how other people live or how they look but it’s only one side of their life.
Here’s me for an example (don’t think i’m comparing myself to those beautiful accounts or models, it’s just an example) – my bad version & best one after doing make up, hiding my round parts, standing differently etc. One photo taken after another, on the same day. Remember all those beautiful photos here on ig or in magazines are those ‘best version’pics 😉