I used to think that I was jealous of people online because they had more than I did. More money, more friends, more clothes, more holidays, longer hair etc. I used to think that I wanted what they had or that I wanted a life more like theirs.
But that isn’t the case, the truth is that there are tonne of people that I see online that have things that I don’t have. However I don’t truly want what they have.
I’ve learnt that the feeling of jealousy is actually just my own discontentment because I’m not focusing enough on myself. If I have plans and aspirations but I spend my evenings after work watching other people live their lives and perhaps even doing things I’ve wanted to do in my own life, of course I’m not going to feel good.
As much as I think it’s great to consume stuff online, in my personal experience getting too interested in other peoples lives can allow us to neglecting our own.
So maybe instead of watching youtube for an hour, work on something for yourself. Exercise, read, write, cook, start a new project or maybe finish one.