5 steps to stop comparing.

5 steps to stop comparing.

Comparison truly is a vibe-killer. It not only makes you feel inadequate but also takes up valuable time that can be invested in your growth!

Here are 5 ways to stop comparing yourself to others:

  1. Become aware of your triggers. Observe and identify when this feeling of jealousy arises. Is it while scrolling through social media? Or when your best friend can't stop talking about her relationship? Make a list of who or what you constantly compare yourself to.
  2. Practice gratitude. It's hard to feel jealous while you acknowledge the good things in your life. Consider maintaining a gratitude journal.
  3. Remind yourself that you're seeing other people's highlight reel. People carefully curate their social media feed and what's seen on the outside. You don't know what's actually going on in their lives!
  4. Create a 'feel-good' list. Make a list of the things about yourself that make you feel proud. It could be your achievements, could be something you did to help someone, anything!
  5. Use it as fuel. Instead of feeling bad about not having that job or their life, use it as motivation to make your life better! Think about what you can learn from them.

As said by Theodore Roosevelt, "Comparison is the thief of joy." Now, if you're still constantly feeling put down by comparison, here is a simple way you can curb its negative effects.