Just a reminder that like the little windows of this apartment building, Instagram is just a tiny glimpse into someone’s life. It’s like standing from the outside looking up - imaging all of the lives going on inside. All of the highs, the lows, the arguments, the laughs. It’s all part of life. It’s not all white sand and colorful fruit smoothie bowls.
Sometimes I think that’s the beauty of Instagram, that we have the power to share only what we want others to see. But other times it creates a false facade that leads many of us into thinking we aren’t pretty enough, successful enough, loved enough, or happy enough.
Next time you have one of those thoughts, remember that you’re only standing from the outside looking in. You can’t possibly see the whole picture, and you most definitely can’t know what that person is going through. Truth is; we are all going through something and at the same time all at different places in our lives. No two lives are the same, just like no two people are the same (even the Olson twins). So focus on you, show compassion for others, and know we are all human AF.
Life by Design was born out of a need for my own self-healing after decades of unresolved illness. It wasn’t until finding the courage to look within that I discovered it was my own belief system holding me back from experiencing a truly thriving life. We all have access to that thriving life. We just need to rediscover our power and ignite the healing-self. Only then can we unapologetically live a life by our own design.