We must stop comparing ourselves to each other!
My name is Liga Andersson and I am one of the girls of the Moonflair content crew. In 2017, I chose a profession that came to be a dream coming true. A profession where I get the outlet for my creativity and at the same time many unique meetings with people. As with all other professions, there are some negative sides to it. Today I want to raise an important topic – how important it is to lift ourselves and each other up.
Right from the start, it is important to promote yourself on social media and this is best done by continuously uploading pictures and claiming your spot in the never-ending flow of content, in my case on instagram. It is easy start to looking around at what others have put up then the wheel starts turning.
We start early in the industry to compare ourselves with others. We first review others and then the uncertainty strikes and we become afraid of being examined ourselves. This means that you might not dare to show your works and here we have lost some of ourselves. The motivation pushes and the inspiration is as blown away.
There are different ways of comparing yourself to others, sometimes you are barely aware that you are doing it, how many can raise their hand and agree that you once thought (or said) “what if I could do it there”, “I wish I was so good”? These repetitions make us insecure and do not allow us to be the beginners we always are when we start a, for us, new technology.