Think before you comment...
Think before you press send.
Have you ever come across a picture that angered you so much, you felt the need to leave a comment?
Before you hit send, ask yourself why it angered you.
Think about whether it came from a place of jealousy or pettiness. Jealousy is a completely normal human emotion but it is important to control how we express it. We must teach ourselves to feel jealous but still celebrate/congratulate others.
Think about if this picture will affect you in a week? A month? A year? If the answer to all of these questions is no, then leaving a hateful comment is not needed.
This doesn't mean you shouldn’t comment on things that anger you. For example, a post in which a woman is being teared down, or a post that is spreading hate messages, or something which has a derogatory nature… fire away!
But that girl who’s posted a bikini picture doesn’t need to know if you think she is too skinny or too fat……. She doesn’t need to know if you think she’s edited her pictures or had surgery and she doesn’t need to know that you feel that her bikini is too revealing.
You never know the struggles and battles a person is facing behind closed doors. A negative comment can have a huge impact on someone’s self confidence.
Realise that what other people post does not actually affect your lives.
Does Kim Kardashian's bikini post change what is happening in your life? The answer is no. So why hit send on that hateful comment?
Maybe it is out of jealousy, which indicates that you should probably start pointing the finger inward to see what problems you have going on, with your own self confidence and opinions.
Use your words for EMPOWERMENT.
HATE never creates positive changes.
There is an amazing button on Instagram called “unfollow”. It is free to use, if you are finding that other peoples posts are triggering some kind of anger for you, then you should just click that button.
If you are reading this and you have done this previously, start to think about why.
How would you feel if it was done to you?
Have a lovely evening and keep spreading positivity 🤍