Don't Be Your Own Hater

How many of you have had moments where you felt bad about yourself when you scrolled through social media? I have, and I still do at times. However, when I do, I put my phone down. I catch that thought and redirect it to "I am ok, I am exactly where I need to be, and I am making progress in life." Some of you may think that's not true for everyone. If you woke up today, you lived another day, and that's progress. It's as simple as that. Also, remember that the person you're comparing yourself to is also doing the same, so don't hate on them too.

I always push self-compassion and self-love because the most lasting change comes from when we accept ourselves for who we and when we feel better about ourselves. As a result, we gain the motivation to change.

Everyone will always have some area of life to work through. It could be our careers, relationships, wellness, friendships, finances, personal development, or spirituality. No one is flawless. Furthermore, people's lives on social media are like 1D compared to 3D which is real life. You only see the digital version of them so don't be fooled and think they have it all figured out. I sure don't. Believe me; everyone is struggling with something. Have compassion for them and yourself.

When you feel uneasy while scrolling, get off and redirect your thought. There's never a wrong time to take a social media break.


Arathi Ramappa is a certified executive coach, certified spiritual life coach, speaker, and management consultant who helps individuals thrive in life and business. Using the concepts of emotional intelligence, self-compassion, and mindfulness, Arathi has helped clients start their own businesses, develop leadership skills, diminish conflict in relationships, implement positive behaviors, and increase confidence.

Arathi offers one-on-one coaching and emotional intelligence and conscious principles workshops to organizations. She created the EASE approach to help others Explore, Analyze, Strengthen, and Empower their thinking to identify and conquer obstacles to success and change their lives and businesses.

With twenty years of experience in business management coupled with certifications in coaching and emotional intelligence, Arathi’s background as a serial entrepreneur and a veteran in the start-up space has provided her with extensive cross-functional knowledge that she can apply to any situation or client. She has managed teams globally in places such as India, Japan, China, Germany, Canada, Taiwan, Eastern Europe, as well as the U.S., and has worked with a wide range of clients including from the financial, healthcare, cybersecurity, and fashion industries, among others.


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