Chasing Social Media Happiness

Chasing Social Media Happiness

There was a time that I felt anxious about my social media presence. Moments I’ve found myself in a state of anguish, depression and feeling like I’m not worthy enough. After spending some time talking with my close family and friends (even making trips to see the doctor), I realize that part of the problem was taking a lot of things I’ve seen on social media to heart.

So I decided to go on a social media break to help reconnect with myself. It was a rough journey in getting back to the state of things. When I’ve reentered back in the social media scene, I was able to look at the platforms with a clearer picture and mindset. I no longer feel tied to comparing myself with larger followings or going after verified check makes for the sake of making myself look good.

Social media can be a good place to connect and share your thoughts, if done correctly.

I want you to know that it’s okay to take social media breaks. If you need to focus on your health, please do so. That’s more important than getting likes and comments. You can’t take social currency to the grave.

How do you cope with seeing negative reactions on social media? Would love to hear your thoughts.

Namaste,

-D.

I just wanna stay home

I just wanna stay home

It’s Monday. Another start of the week and almost close to Christmas. I’m thankful to have avoided (or at least, canceled) any pending invites during the holiday season.

Not to sound like a Grinch but…staying home, reading my books while sipping tea is ideal for me. Growing up, I was never invited to parties or attended any clubs. I didn’t find them intriguing. Probably because of the time it takes to travel and being in a room full of crowded people makes me feel anxious.

I’m pretty sure I’ve let down some folks who were hoping to see me. It’s not that I’m being mean. I just can’t cope in high strung social situations. Being an introvert has its ups and downs.

Do you feel this way? Let me know in the comments below.

Namaste,

-D.

An Introverted Weekend

An Introverted Weekend

No partying for me. Just peace and quiet, until the new weekend starts 😴

Being an introvert has its ups and downs. I remember feeling antsy and moody whenever I go to events. It takes a lot of effort for me to get out of the house and do something “social.” I really try my hardest, promise! But the siren song of books, Netflix and take out food lures me back inside my cave 😂

Some people assume that I’m too quiet for my own good. In reality, I’m pretty selective and also mindful on what I say and do. It’s the reason why I create these comics – to channel out my feelings and emotions. Some things are hard to convey verbally. But I can do so with this medium.

How do you spend your weekends? Would love to hear your thoughts.

Namaste,

-D.