“We are so accustomed to disguising our true nature from others, that we end up disguising it from ourselves.”– La Rochefoucauld
I liked this quote when I read it. It made me think about our outside image to others. Whether that is on social media, with friends, or even at times to our family or partner. We all do it. Hopefully that not often, but definitely on social media. We don’t share our moods with everyone on social media. We don’t share our hard times usually. If we do, it is often judged as being a bit too revealing, people eye roll, think you are crazy, or honestly just don’t want to hear it. Social media is our escape to look at the perfect pictures, fun times, and lives to be jealous of. They make us all depressed but addicted to also posting our best pictures to the best parts of our life.
And this new social media craze leaves us so disguised that do we even know ourselves? Are we so busy keeping up the facade or as my mom would say “keeping up with jones” we can loose ourselves?
We can also loose ourselves in being the perfect wife, perfect mom, perfect friend, perfect coworker or employee, etc…..that do we even know who we really are? What our passions are? What you need for yourself to keep happy? What makes you who you are? Do you know? Or are you so wrapped up in those around you and the external world that you aren’t sure?
This week’s challenge– Make sure you are connected to yourself. Take some time away from social media and the disguise. Take a date with yourself amongst the busy week. And just be real. Be yourself.
Give your self a moment to date yourself this week and get in tune with who you are.