A LIFE OF COMPARISON
If you follow me on Snapchat (danimariekrum) you saw my “story” yesterday about social media and comparison. Seriously, it is killing me and I am not okay with it. I think it is good to be honest about these things especially with having a blog and placing myself, my family, and our story on the Internet. It is so easy to get caught up in what is placed on your social media. Social media is generally about showing the highlights and good things in your life and that is okay, but it is so easy to get caught up in everyone else’s highlights and good moments when you are in your bad moments. Everyone has bad times, everyone has bad days that they don’t get dressed all day, their house is a mess, they burned dinner, the baby has cried all day, etc. EVERYONE! However, I think often times we only look at our bad times and compare them to someone else’s good/highlights or at least I know I do. I want to not care what people think about me more than anything else… I want to put up the first “selfie” I take instead of taking over 100 and then still worrying about what I am posting, I want to be confident, strong, and a fighter. I want to be that example for King more than anything else. Now it’s just how to get there… When I notice myself thinking and comparing myself I try to stop it immediately, it is so much easier said than done though. I try to tell myself positive things about myself, look at my highlight moments, even if they are small battles that I have won like that I got dressed and ready today when King was fussy all day because of teething, or that I may have not got to the dishes, but I made dinner and played on the floor with King… While my successes may be small in comparison to others, IT IS OKAY! Those successes are my own, they are winning battles that may be hard for me that day. Someone else may not have the chance to have a success like mine and for that I am grateful that I was able to have that success.
If you have any tips or anything about comparison please leave them in the comments below. It is something that we as women all battle, it is hard to admit, and that we can build and strengthen each other to overcome it! You are amazing, you are a fighter, you got this girl.
Mom: Top (Kimono Style, SO cute!)
King: Hoodie Tee
Photos by Emmy Lowe