As the warm rays of summer touch our faces and the allure of adventures beckons, it is natural to feel excited about the possibilities that lie ahead. However, there may be moments when scrolling through your social media feeds leaves you feeling disheartened. Seeing others seemingly having a great time while you aren’t feeling your best can be emotionally challenging. But fear not, for you are not alone in this experience.
As a counsellor, I have encountered numerous individuals grappling with the same predicament. So, let us embark on a journey of self-compassion and self-care to navigate the seas of social media during this summer season.
Remember, that your worth is not measured by the number of likes, comments, or the grandeur of your summer adventures. Embrace your journey, with all its twists and turns, and know that it is uniquely yours. This summer, let self-compassion be your guiding light and grant yourself the freedom to grow, heal, and find contentment in the beauty of your own experience.
May this season be one of self-discovery, inner peace, and a renewed sense of self-love. Embrace the journey, and remember, you are not alone.
With warmth and empathy, Andrea Binks Counsellor and Advocate for Self-Compassion
I am Andrea, a single mum of two who has been through the wringer and survived to come out the other side a stronger, healthier and better version of myself. My goal now is to help ensure that you can do the same.