Perspective on jealousy and comparison

Sometimes I think we can forget that we are all humans behind these profiles of shared photos on Instagram.

I want to remind you that we are all human – and we all have the same basic needs and driving forces.

It’s also natural for us to have feelings of jealousy and comparison – but instead of trying not to compare yourself to others, how about changing your perspective on why you may be jealous or comparing your life to theirs?

More times than not – when you are experiencing feelings of jealousy, you are usually spotting something in them that you are not realizing or stepping into yourself.

Reality is – 

Obsessing about how you ”measure up” to others isn’t healthy – it’s pointless and ultimately counterproductive.

There is always going to be someone better than you at something, and at the end of the day – you need to focus on you and improving your own situation.

When you begin to understand that your comfort level with yourself is actually what can drive your behaviours and decisions on a daily basis, you will likely start to become more aware of why you act and feel the way you do.

Comparison really is the thief of joy and it’s important to not allow others success (or perceived success) discourage you from reaching your own happiness.

Personally – I am just trying to do my absolute best in all aspects of my life.

I don’t think anyone should have to down-play who they are to make other people feel better, because no one should measure their own success or happiness in relation to other people.

Just because other people may seem like they are “succeeding”, doesn’t mean that you are failing.

I never want people to feel bad about themselves when they look at my photos or read my posts.

My goal is always to inspire – whether it be to learn more about a specific topic or to look at things from a different perspective.

Everyone is on their own journey and has their own path. Not only do we never know someone else’s full story, but we all have countless reasons to be grateful for the life we have been given — and for the life we are creating. Remember that. ️

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