What Does Your Social Media Feed Say About You?

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 13:38

Check your social media feed…both your own, and those who you are close to. Compare the results to what your goals are…or what you’d like them to be.

Everyday I have multiple conversations with people about what their goals are from a health and fitness standpoint. Not shocking given what I do for a living.

“You are the sum of the five people you spend the most time with…choose wisely”

Not that this quote is backed by scientific research, but there is some truth to it in my opinion. Am I 24/7/365 consumed by fitness? Not hardly. However, when I check my own feed and those around me, I see a good amount of posts relating to people bettering themselves through exercise, travel, continued education, etc.

If your goals are directed at bettering yourself as a human being in one way or another, I’d argue it’s helpful to surround yourself with like minded individuals.

While the barbs directed at those who go overboard on the “rise and grind” type posts are often well deserved, and funny when well done…where are they coming from? Peoples own insecurities and desire to justify their own lack of motivation and follow through? I think if we are being honest we know the answer to that.

Sure, if your’e hitting your besties bachelor/bachelorette party in Vegas, some party pics are in order. If that type of post is weekly, and dominating your news feed…who are we trying to fool? Ourselves, others, or both?

It’s possible to “enjoy your life” and still be healthy and fit. Writing off everyone you know who is committed to bettering themselves through exercise and a balanced diet as crazy or not enjoying life is lazy at best, and delusional in most cases. 

There is nothing funny about not discovering your potential…no matter how many IG accounts you follow who make jokes to the contrary.

PS - That person you knew in HS or family member who continually posts vague, attention seeking messages, fishing for people to get involved in their personal drama? Go ahead and click that “hide newsfeed” option on that profile. You don’t need to repost their BS despite their “if we are truly friends” guilt trip bullshit.