Have you ever felt the pressure to be perfect on Instagram?
The pressure to…
… create a perfectly curated feed full of picture-perfect images?
… write perfectly interesting and inspiring captions over and over again?
… have the perfect bio, the perfect hashtags, the perfect amount of engaged followers?
Everyone’s telling you to try this, hashtag that, use these apps, beat the algorithm + frankly your lighting is ALL wrong.
Meanwhile, you’re ready to pull a Britney Spears and drastically shave Instagram off your to-do list. If you know what I mean ;)
I’ve been writing about the pressure of perfect and the problem of perfectionism for a while now and the question I get asked the MOST is how to deal with the pressure of perfection on social media in general and Instagram in particular.
And it get it.
There’s just something about looking at highlights and stories and pretty pictures to brighten up your day.
But… I’m guessing you’re also familiar with feelings of comparisonitis, FOMO, and insecurity as a result of looking at all of those pretty pictures.
That’s why we need to have an honest conversation around this topic and reframe the way you feel about using Instagram. Let’s get to it.Read More