,By lauren Henshaw – Keep It Cleaner
There has been a lot of negative speculation about social media recently and so I wanted to share with you how I use it as a positive influence and prevent it from harming my self-esteem and confidence.
One of the ways I love to use social media in a positive way is to motivate myself, however it is essential that you don’t let this motivation turn into you setting ridiculous expectations for yourself. If you follow ‘fitspo’ and healthy living accounts and it means that on the days you may not be motivated to exercise, scrolling through and finding a motivational quote or a workout idea gets you off the couch and to the gym then social media is a great tool for you.
Healthy inspirational accounts can be great if they mean by following them you are motivated to exercise more or eat healthier. Where it gets dangerous is when you start working out to solely look like an ‘Instagram’ fitspo photo instead of exercising for your health. Setting goals to look like photos of girls that have most likely been photo-shopped and also have different genetics to you can be really dangerous for your self-confidence. It is impossible to achieve a photo-shopped body. Work out to be the best version of YOU.