Danie-Jade Column: Why I’m now focusing on body positivity

Danie-Jade shares how she spent lockdown reflecting on her social media habits and decided to focus on her own happiness.

It’s month five into Covid-19 and it’s given a lot of people time to reflect and look back at their lives, including me.

Before lockdown I was really motivated to grow my social media platforms. I was always creating content, reaching out to brands and really working hard towards my goals.

It got to a point during lockdown where my outlook on social media completely changed. I didn’t see it as the positive space I once did.

Lockdown meant everyone was on their phones more, everyone was constantly on social media and it quickly
became hard to keep up with demand for new content.

I quickly fell into a rut and found I was comparing myself to other girls on social media who looked nothing like me.

It became apparent I needed to switch up my mindset so I started following some new accounts that promoted a lot of self-love, body positivity and inner happiness.

I soon found that the more influenced I was by other people and saw how happy they were by accepting themselves, that I found myself start to enjoy Instagram again.

Instagram isn’t about having the perfect feed, the perfect hair or the clearest skin. It’s about brightening up people’s feeds, making them smile and motivating them to be the best version of themselves.

I think we forget that the people behind these social media accounts are real people who have feelings.

With all that in mind, I’ve added more self-love and body positivity posts into my feed.

I want to remind people that it’s okay to have a down day, it’s normal to compare yourself to others and it’s okay to have some time away from the online world.

But nobody is you and that’s what we should all remember.

For more updates, follow @itsdaniejade on Instagram for all of her posts.

This feature was published in the September 2020 issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full magazine above or by clicking on this link.

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