If I can think of one term that is overused today, it’s selfie. I get it though. Taking pics of ourselves is fun, helps us document parts of our life, especially when we look better than normal, or have fake eyelashes on. But I’ll admit it. The obsession is getting to me a little bit. For the following reason. One of the easiest ways to be unhappy in your life, is to have your mindset be all about…you. The me, me, me, meeeeeeeee mentality. It’s unhealthy, leads to narrow minded thinking, and to be blunt, is really boring to be around.
The second you step back, change your perspective, focus on your surroundings, be in the moment, and take a breath of fresh air, you’ll realize how trivial worrying about how you look in a pic is. My guess, is you’ll tend to be happier.
So my challenge is this. Flip the camera. And your perspective.
You’ll appreciate so many more of the little things in life. And will stop obsessing over the little freckle you have below your nose when taking a pic of yourself doing the smell a fart face.
And let’s face it, we all really really really would rather see a good sunset, beach, or palm tree pic from time to time too.
- Guest Blogger, Rebekah Steen