Comparison is the thief of joy!
Some people constantly compare themselves to others. However, comparisons aren’t healthy and may lead to negative emotions like envy and self-doubt. Constantly comparing your marks, achievements, skills or even possessions isn’t good and will erode your confidence in yourself especially when you think that others are better off or have more. When you catch yourself drawing comparisons, stop and remind yourself that everyone is running their own race and life isn’t a competition.
|“A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.” Zen Shin|
Instead, try to be your best self and remind yourself frequently of your own strengths and successes. Just be yourself and try your best in all you do. Consider keeping an ongoing gratitude journal. Rather than feeling envious of someone else’s life, count your blessings. By practising gratitude you’ll be less prone to compare yourself to others or focus on the things that you lack. Another great way to avoid the trap of comparison is to start helping others, especially those less fortunate than you and be good to them. This can provide a great perspective on how blessed you truly are.
Dr Ora Marx