Stop comparing yourself to others.
A writer once said, “Comparison is the ‘fast-track’ to unhappiness.”
In other words, comparing yourself to others is a recipe for misery.
I remember a client, Nors, who always compared herself to her sisters. Each time she verbalized it, she felt anxious and emotionally paralyzed.
All it did to her was keeping her focused on what she doesn’t like about herself. She can’t move on with her own life.
During one of our sessions, Nors mentioned about what she sees in her sisters’ Facebook photos and posts. Also the advertisements she sees all over social media.
A lot of times, Nors admitted, that these then serve as frequent ”triggers” to her mind to start comparing.
Comparison is pretty much like a “horse with blinders.” Looking too much on the sides keeps you sidetracked.
Here are some ways to stop comparing yourself to others:
- Water your own grass.
- Embrace your story.
- Come to peace with your past.
- Do a social media detox.
- Know that where you are now is not the end of your movie.
- Be thankful for what you have,
- Choose not to allow fear to guide your decisions.
- Accept that you’re not perfect.
- Be your own best friend.
- Stop “shoulding” yourself.
- Compare your self with you.
- Transform your comparing into inspiration.
- Focus on you, not giving your power to others.
“Be thankful for what you have and you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never have enough.”