We all do it, whether we realise it or not. We compare ourselves to others. “I wish I had her hair. I wish I had his abs. I wish I was that confident”. Well believe it or not, I bet somebody has said that about you too at some point. Self love isn’t something that just happens overnight. It can take some time to learn how to be confident in who you are. So I decided to create a list of things we can do as people instead of comparing ourselves to others.
1. Invest in Yourself
When we compare ourselves to others, we are focusing on somebody else’s life and not our own.That isn’t going to help us become better. Remember The grass is green where you water it. Remember who you are and how amazing you are, and if nobody has told you that today then here is your reminder from me.
You are amazing, your body woke you up this morning. You are going to accomplish great things today.
2. Take Time Away From Technology
I have found that lack of confidence can come from the constant scrolling through social media. Remember social media is just a highlight roll of everybody’s lives. People don’t show the bad and the ugly, only the exciting and perfectly photoshopped side. Take time away from technology. Be present in the now.
3. Be Grateful
You are alive, you are breathing, you are loved. Be grateful for your current circumstances (of course this is not applicable in all circumstances). You are where you are meant to be right now. Don’t look at what other people have and desire that, look around at what you have and be thankful for it. Even if they are small things like food, a home or a loving family. You are blessed more than you can imagine.
4. Get Inspired
Instead of wishing that you have what they have, let it inspire you. Let that be your goal and something for you to look to. It’s always great to have goals and want to accomplish more. Don’t let jealously get in the way of how great you could be too. Its not just achievable for others, its achievable for you too!
Do you struggle in comparing yourself to others? How do you overcome this? Are there any tips you can share with us?