Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about self-improvement. Specifically how I can constantly improve myself and make myself happier. I have to admit, it’s been a rough quarter for me. I haven’t felt connected to school, and am actually very excited to move home for the summer, not just to start my new job but for a welcome change os scenery.
A friend Tweeted about this article on the Huffington Post today, and it got me to thinking about things I would like to do better:
Unplug. I need to be less of a social media creep. I’m no certified stalker or anything but the article makes a great point:
“Facebook’s most frequent visitors often use it for social surveillance, as a way of checking up on people rather than as a way of catching up. Social spying bombards us with upward social comparisons, ones where our nights sitting on the couch with a Lean Cuisine watching TV–and surfing Facebook–feel low compared to the high life it seems everyone else is leading (at least in the photos). See Facebook pages for what they are, as one of my clients calls them: “self-advertisements.” You have to be aware of what you’re seeing–and what you’re not seeing–or else you’ll never get off the couch and face the real world.”
This is absolutely correct. Not only do I need to be less connected in general (which I know I say a lot, but in my defense it’s really hard to disconnect once your connected) but I also need to remember that Facebook is not life. Get off the computer and go do something!
I also really liked this image posted on TheBerry yesterday:
I know a lot of these have to do with personal health, but I feel like I’ve been slacking on that a bit lately. So I’m aiming do to better.
What are some things you’d like to improve in your life?Follow along: