Every week, we’re participating in #totalhonestytuesday, sharing the things we’d usually keep off of social media, and giving a little more insight into our real (and very un-perfect) lives. Hopefully, in doing this, we can all feel a little less pressure to appear a certain way online, and remember that everyone around us is much more than just the highlight reel we normally see.
The aim of #totalhonestytuesday by #thefinancialdiet is to show true life with no filters, false smiles and fake luxury. In my case: a real workout instead of perfect make-up and hair-done face in the mirror of the gym 😏 Поддержу идею #честныйвторник, выложив фотографию с тренировки не с идеальным макияжем и в модных шмотках, а в реальном процессе и одетые непонятно во что – потому что в зале, блин, до сих пор не топят!
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OK #TotalHonestyTuesday here we go. I recently made a commitment to transform myself, from the outside-in. Too often, Social Media is filled with filtered images of false happiness.. This commitment I have made is harder than I thought! And life is messy & non-linear. People aren’t always who you need them to be. There are some really, really good days and some really, really bad days. Life will knock you on your a$$. So what. Here’s me, sweaty, no makeup, no filter, the closest to a gym selfie I will get. Here goes everything. #bloodsweattears #mostlytears #love #ambition #passion #me
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GollyMissMali Social Media officially made it to its one year mark this week!🎉 #totalhonestytuesday: I never even thought my business would last six months. It certainly hasn't been easy, but I've appreciated every experience. Here I am a year later and I'm working on something new and exciting for my business. I can't share the details now, but I'm pretty pumped. Those lemons life gave me sure have made pretty sweet lemonade. 🍋🍋🍋
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#totalhonestytuesday I try to only post photos of the food I make when it looks finished/impressive/something people might want to make. But since I live alone four days a week, I often slip into eating habits that could be categorized as "feral child." Last night, dinner was alternating bites of an apple and a cheese crisp I made by grating pecorino directly into a hot skillet. I ate the little shards of cheese with my hands and burned my fingers twice on the pan while watching Shark Tank. Julia Child would be proud.
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#totalhonestytuesday anytime I'm in an airport I snap pics of books I think I should read. I always mean to look them up and buy them, but I rarely do. Eventually I end up deleting the pictures and forgetting about those books that looked really good. Here's one of those books! 📚 (not into fiction, kinda into those subtle sorta maybe self-help books)
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Today's #totalhonestytuesday brought to you by what my desk looks like 24 hours before the start of fall break. I like trying to keep my things organized, especially when my room is on show for admissions tours, but encroaching deadlines, piles of thesis work, birthday cards I was too impatient to wait to open, and stress has gotten the best of me this week. This is the first fall break I'm not going home for and my last one ever, so it's a whole lotta messiness this week. #inthehomestretch 📚☕️💀
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#totalhonestytuesday I fought my biggest fear and that was to cut my hair (although honestly I have an entire list of 'biggest fears'). I think I was just nervous about my birthday (24.10.15) and was afraid the day would come and I would feel incredibly underachieved. At least now I say to myself 'you did that' and close my eyes blow the candles -don't judge,I still blow candles. Whatever the case, I love it. Neck piece : Woolworths Mandahill Dress : You know I would tell you if I could remember the name of the boutique.
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It's #totalhonestytuesday and it's also my 4th week into a fiction course at Stanford's continuing studies program. A month ago, I felt pretty confident about both my writing skills and my ability to kick ass at school… but reality is different. I'm way behind on assignments (working full time + studying is mad difficult, and I have huge respect for everyone who got through school that way), and I'm also constantly embarrassed by and disappointed in the awkward pieces I'm writing. If this is what chasing dreams is like, PSA: it feels more like crawling.
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Far too many social media posts show everyone's lives as happy, picturesque, and amazing often serving only the purpose of getting likes and not realizing its impact on everyone else who is secretly struggling. In an effort to try and adjust our real life expectations, I give you this. That laundry will probably sit here all week, and those chips have been on that side table for two. It annoys the crap out of me but with so much other stuff (good and stressful) I don't have the time, so we grab our laundry from here every day. #totalhonestytuesday show me your total honesty @doctorlindsay @mrspaigetaylor @ashmarvgorman @simplychicmom @michellemm22 @ttblount @jennybar17 @mpriddleberger @jenalaurenphoto @seanpatz see what I mean at the link above.
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Some days you start out with all the best intentions with your green smoothie and every intention of hitting the gym on the way home. Then you have a rough day at work, your period hits and you find yourself eating three Rice Krispies on your way home, barely stopping to remove the wrapper. #totalhonestytuesday @faganchelsea
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Here is to #totalhonestytuesday which happens to be an okay day for me – stressful because I have lots to catch up on after the long weekend, battling jetlag with no energy or time to throw out my wilted birthday flowers and unpack our suitcase. BUT I am still loving this warm beautiful day with the windows open and sitting on my tush in comfy ugly clothes at home even as I work. 😉 Honestly though, dwelling on the mediocre gets you nowhere. Why on earth share the bad days? No one needs to see your tears, frustrations, anger. Subdue it and move on. People will gloat and pat you on the back all at the same time. No one needs that. And I sure won't give you a glimpse of my dark days – there's enough of that going around in the world as it is. I love seeing other people's travel photos, engagement shots, pictures of their families and babies poised perfectly. I love it. Maybe break that cycle inside you as you aimlessly scroll through other people's feeds without hitting the like button for fear of giving yourself away in showing interest in other people's lives, resenting them all the more as you bitterly compare your life to theirs. Why not just pick up and do something and if it's a really cool random hobby why not share it with the world so the positive folks out there know what you do and what is out there. Share beauty and happiness and random cool shit that compromises your life – all that by YOUR definition. And because beauty and happiness and cool are all subjective you don't need to feel that you must conform to some universal understanding of it all and be judged on it. You just do what you feel. And sometimes that can be absolutely nothing at all. And that's totally fine too. Stop the social media passive aggressive judgement and transgress beyond resentment and jealousy. Take control of your own damn life. 😛 #keepitreal #nosuchthingasperfect #nopressure #backtothegrind #workflow #thoughts
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#totalhonestytuesday The beginning of this month marked the start of my furiously crazy busy time – personally and professionally. And since Thing 3 joined us .. this year I felt like I was drowning. So I did something out of character and went old school .. a planner and a pen. I love my technology .. but deleting at least three apps and 11 lists was unbelievably freeing. This started as an experiment, yet may be permanent.
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#totalhonestytuesday I completely forgot that it's Tuesday because it felt so much like the end of the week and not so much like the beginning. Some work days are longer than others, and it's days like today, when we woke up thinking we'd excitedly get drinks after but we end up exhausted and ready to go home, that I realize how lucky I am to be able to separate work from home. So orange juice with tequila and a splash of Sprite with a side of television and my first meal of the day… 👌🏽
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