This is the "fear of missing out."
In this age of social media, it is easy to get caught up in everyone else's life.
But is everyone really having more fun than you?
Do not compare yourself to someone else's highlight reel.
It is important to stay connected with others. But it is more important to stay connected with yourself.
Here are ten simple things to do every day throughout the day to stay connected.
1.) The alarm goes off. Flash a smile. Today is a new day, start of on the right side of the bed.
2.) Once you're out of bed, stretch up to the ceiling, and down to the floor. Appreciate the space that you take up in the universe.
3.) Floss. This intimate activity makes you spend an extra couple minutes on yourself, and is good for your health.
4.) Give yourself a compliment. Don't leave the house without taking a look in the mirror and reminding yourself that, wow, you look fabulous today.
5.) Sit up straight. Take a second to focus on your posture. You are awesome, and you should show it.
6.) That afternoon headache that is distracting you from work? It could be your body's way of telling you that you are dehydrated. Now would be a great time to have an extra glass of water instead of reaching for your caffeinated beverage.
7.) Take a walk. If you can manage it, walk outside.
8.) It's dinner time. Instead of rushing through your meal, chew slowly, and really try to taste your food. You deserve this wonderful meal.
9.) You've had a long day. Take a minute to take three deep breaths and evaluate how your body is feeling.
10.) Take an inventory from your day. Reflect on three good things that happened in your life.
Your life is awesome, no matter what any one else posts on instagram.