Have you ever considered taking a break from social media because you’re tired of seeing posts where people are complaining about things in their day-to-day life? Most of us are guilty of telling and re-telling the stories about the hassles and frustrations that life presents us on a regular basis. We feel satisfaction when people show us compassion for our circumstances and share stories about their similar experiences. But, is it worth the costs?
After a long history of repeating stories about stressful events, I started to notice how I felt while I told the stories. I was reliving the frustration, anger, sadness, et cetera that I experienced when the event happened. The situation sucked enough the first time. Why did I want to relive it over and over again? We often share stories about our daily challenges because we want validation and reassurance from others.