Many people use social media to share their lives with others, hoping to get positive feedback and validation. However, this can often lead to unhappiness, as they become dependent on others’ opinions and approval. In this blog post, you will learn how to change your mindset and find a more fulfilling way to use online platforms.
Seeking validation from others online means that you constantly post photos and videos of your achievements, experiences, and emotions, and wait for others to like, comment, or praise them. You may think that this will make you happy, but it actually does the opposite. It makes you insecure, anxious, and lonely, as you constantly compare yourself to others and feel inadequate and dissatisfied. You also lose sight of your own values and goals, as you live for others, not for yourself.
According to Psychology Today, seeking validation from others can create anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem, and make it addictive to hear praise, acceptance, and acknowledgment in all aspects of life. This is why you need to stop seeking validation from others and start focusing on yourself.
How to Change Your Mindset and Find Happiness Online
Changing your mindset means that you stop posting everything you love and do online, and start using online platforms to express yourself creatively, to learn new things, and to connect with like-minded people who share your interests and passions. Here are some ways to do that:
Write a blog, where you share your thoughts and opinions on various topics that interest you, such as psychology, technology, and culture. Writing helps you to organize your ideas, to improve your skills, and to communicate with others. Don’t write for the sake of getting likes or comments, but for the sake of sharing your perspective and contributing to the online community.
Take online courses, where you learn new things and expand your knowledge. Learning challenges you, stimulates you, and enriches you. Don’t learn for the aim of getting certificates or grades, but for the sake of satisfying your curiosity and growing as a person.
Join online groups and forums, where you meet new people and make new friends. Online friendships are based on mutual respect, support, and understanding. Don’t make friends for the purpose of getting followers or fans, but for the sake of building genuine and meaningful relationships.
"I hope that this blog post has inspired you to stop seeking validation from others and to find happiness online in your own way. Remember that you don’t need to post everything you love and do online, because you are more than your online persona. You are a unique and valuable person, and you deserve to be happy". - Giselle Alaniz