MEMES!

I know we can all relate to this.

I’m just here to let you know that it is okay to treat yourself! It is okay to take it easy!

Give yourself a break. You are human. Eat the cupcake.

I love seeing memes I can relate to on social media. They are not only hilarious, they make you feel less alone in the world. It is comforting to know that there are people who share how you are feeling out there. Memes allow us all to laugh about.

I thought you and I both needed these hilarious memes. We take health and fitness very seriously and while that is fantastic, we can sometime become so caught up trying to fit that workout in that we stress ourselves out. We all know how serious I take my blog too, which is why I think we can all use a laugh. We all need to be reminded that we aren’t perfect and we should be proud of the effort we put in to our daily life responsibilities and our health.

After reading “The Language of Memes,” an article by Patrick Davison, I have gained a deeper appreciation for the shared piece of culture. Davidson explains why we love memes so much—they are relatable, shareable and reusable. Believe it or not, Memes have been around for a long time and have been making people laugh before you’ve seen them on Twitter. Memes seem to be simply a photo and caption, but hey are more than that. Davidson explains the three components that make up a meme—manifestation, ideal and behavior.

The manifestation is when the meme comes to life, so in this case it is the photo. The behavior is the action taken by an individual in service of the meme. In this case, it would be creating the meme and posting it online. The ideal dictates the behavior. In the memes I selected, the ideal would be the humor in procrastination and effort invested in health and fitness.

The great thing about memes is that they can be used in all subjects to address certain ideals and convey messages to the public. While some are promotional memes, others are simply there for people to laugh and feel more connected to others in this world—which is what I hope you felt after seeing these memes!

Stay tuned for very exciting new content, including new videos and special guests coming soon!

 

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