Dealing with negativity within the social media realm is something all bloggers and social media influences are no strangers to. There are always going to be situations where you’ll feel the need to defend yourself. There will always be negative comments or cyber bullying taking place whether you see it or not. In fact, this is something that effects everybody on the daily.
Naturally having this at the back of your mind, your social media presence becomes more of a challenge. As a body activist (and I am only speaking for myself here) you make yourself vulnerable to the public eye. If you are going to post images of yourself on social media then you need to have pretty thick skin. Being aware of the “issue for lake of a better word is your first step. You need to know that regardless of your presence there will always be that small handful of people that just don’t agree or just don’t like you, period. There is nothing you can do about that, so don’t even waste your time trying to convince others. Your second step is having enough confidence in yourself so that these hurtful words (comments) don’t get you down for too long. We are all human and it’s never easy to hear or see a nasty comment being posted about you or anyone else for that matter. So, the key is how you’ll let it affect you and how you chose to react.
You are allowed to get upset, hurt or discouraged BUT please don’t allow yourself to be effected for too long. Have your moment BUT move on and keep doing your thing. DON’T allow the “haters” to keep you from achieving your best life. You’re only going to spite yourself and disappoint those who truly love and believe in you.
Most platforms on social media have made it very easy for us all. It’s simple, see a negative comment – delete it. Have a negative follower trolling you every day or week – block them. It’s pretty simple. My advice is to not entertain it. If you stay true to yourself, remain positive, be humble in your success and appreciate every opportunity, then these “people” won’t even factor in your life.
My advice for young ladies; be yourself, you are enough, you are beautiful and you are needed in this world. Your shape is what makes you, YOU! AND THAT’S FREAKING beautiful if you ask me. The thing that excites me the most is knowing no one else looks like me. That is my strongest attribute.
Be a Curvaceous Woman Of Power.
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