When I am really stressed out or something is bothering me I usually go to the internet for help. That may seem really superficial. But both Pinterest and Tumblr save my sanity [and my wits] on a regular basis. As I scroll through well-curated, beautiful photos I feel the stress melt away. I get lost in this world of dreaming and wonderment. I get to interior decorate the home that doesn't exist, drool over delicious food I will never try to make, build the perfect digital wardrobe with all my favorite designers that I cannot afford, faux-fly to places I've never been to, and get inspired by the plethora of talented photographers and well-taken photos. It's a real handy stress reliever. I mean.. it's probably the best way to deal with stress rather than drugs, violence, or spending money. Right? I should probably be going for a run or doing something more productive instead. Yes, I know. And I know I talk a lot about reality vs. digital faux-ality but I feel like this coping mechanism is okay. To live in a false reality when things in real life problems arise is okay. Yes? No? But it feels so good to be visually stimulated in that way! At least my other life isn't really, really real. I mean.. my other life is a collection of photos on photo-sharing sites. Hmmm yeah.. that doesn't sound lame.
Ah, who cares. I've already scrolled through my feeds and feel better already! Aaaah. A sense of relief. I needed that.
A dose of photo sharing, social media.