For many people, living paycheck to paycheck is a way of life but social media has made it even more difficult to live within our means when we are constantly blasted with post and pictures of our friends most recent purchase or the fabulous vacation they just returned from. So, how to we stop the madness?

1. Stop Comparing

Recognize and understand that living paycheck to paycheck is only a temporary stage. Give up the urge to "keep up with the Jones's" - it perpetuates and prevents you from getting ahead and achieving financial security

2. Remember The Why

Choosing a career is a major decision and often times the choice is not about how much money can be made, but what kind of change or difference you want to make in the world.

3. Know Your Priorities

Is stopping at the local Starbucks for your favorite cappuccino everyday worth $140 per month or is a fabulous beach vacation without credit card debt more important? It may seem like a small thing, but it adds up in a big way.

It's not an easy task, when all around us are enticements and temptations but you can avoid being another victim of FOMO if you stop paying attention to the candy coated world of Social Media and tune into your real life. Your reality.