In a world full of social media comparison is an extremely easy thing to get wrapped up in. I am guilty of this, always have been but the older I get the more I can control it, give myself a slap and move onto thoughts that ‘actually’ matter.
It’s a painful and dangerous process that only leads to you hurting yourself becoming your own worse enemy and you begin to waste all of your energy worrying about things completely out of your control.
No matter who you may be comparing yourself to STOP. You aren’t that person you are you, and if you think they are prettier, taller, slimmer, having more fun in life, younger, wiser, older whatever…. you don’t know what their story is, they may come across the most confident of people but stop and think, they may feel and be doing the exact same as you, comparing. It’s such a vicious circle.
Strangely enough I came across this today whilst reading my ‘A year of Well Being’ book at lunch, I’ve been ‘comparing’ myself to others lately and this was the little bit of SLAP YOURSELF I needed. I really can’t control anything else bar my feelings and myself. I don’t want to live a life of comparison I want to be free and enjoy ME. So I will endeavor to do so as comparing brings such toxic views and beliefs into our lives.
Appreciate yourself for once not everyone else around you