On social media everyone appears to be “living their best life”, because they may be traveling to exotic destinations or appearing to live lavish lifestyles. But living your best life really and truly is a journey that starts from within yourself; traveling and trying out new experiences are a part of that journey. The main part of this journey starts in your mind. Many people do not take the time to address mental health issues that they may be dealing with, but instead put on a front and act like they have it all together. I’m pretty sure you probably know of someone who does this or that person may even be you.
To those of you who are in denial and feel like you have no issues, sorry to burst your bubble y’all are the ones with the serious issues. You are the ones that have to announce everything on social media, a new job, a house, designer bags, designer outfits, luxury cars, etc. You try extra hard to flaunt material things to compensate for the insecurities you are feeling within yourself. At the end of the day, instead of focusing on material things, try dealing with why you feel that happiness is defined by your material possessions. Yes, some people feel like because they work hard for it why not flaunt it but, there is a point, when it is just overboard and these are the people I am referring to just to clarify things. To those who are more on the humble side, that’s great keep it up but don’t lose sight of the fact that, you should also be dealing with whatever issues are holding you back from living your best life as well. We all are in pursuit of happiness, and may want to find our soul mate, get married, have kids or find that dream job. All of that is great, but it starts with, self-discovery, growth, and healing. Just where should you begin?
Start by finding a therapist you feel comfortable speaking to, and, no seeing a therapist does not mean you are weak minded, and no you don’t have to be sad or angry to see one either. There are things you can tell your therapist that you cannot even tell your most trusted friend or family. It’s time to face your demons, and those issues known or unknown to you, so that you can actually start living your best life!