You don't have to post content...

...to be content

Hi everyone,

Sometimes I get anxious when I’m not posting something on social media. It’s like, I need to keep posting content just so I can say that I have a life (or something like that). If I’m not posting something, I feel like my life is boring or that I’m not enjoying my life.

That’s why this week’s reminder resonates with me all too well:

We can be content without posting content. 📷: @thefemalewarhol
June 29, 2019

We need to remember that we can enjoy everything life has to offer without the need to post content. So what if no one saw that you hiked that mountain, drank that cup of coffee, or went out with that friend? It doesn’t make the moment any less meaningful or fun. And so what if you feel like you have nothing to post? It doesn’t make your life boring.

Next time, let’s not worry too much about posting content. It’s more important to focus on making our lives worthwhile.

❤️,

@crystalcamarao (with special thanks to Madi Thomas)

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APPS AND TOOLS

HabitBull

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