Comparison is the thief of joy | Why do we compare ourselves to others


Comparing ourselves to others is one of the fundamental flaws of the human psyche. Why is it we constantly paw through social media judging our lives by another-persons standards? Or lay in bed at night going over and over how much better someone else’s life is than our own? It is a flaw hidden deep inside all of us, the instinctual human nature of fight or flight negatively gnawing away at our brains. If we don’t monitor and control our thoughts they tend to move towards the pessimistic.

Instead of wishing our lives were like someone else we should be finding inspiration in them and letting their achievements spur us forward, not wallowing in self-pity. We need to strive to become the best possible version we can be, work hard, take care of our bodies physically, emotionally and spiritually. Commit to growing bit by bit each day.

Learn to celebrate your own special achievements, rather than finding flaws in yourself by making comparisons to someone else.

Why do we continuously put other people on a pedestal and beat ourselves up so relentlessly? Comparing yourself negatively to anyone else is a mistake. No-one else has followed your path and there is not another person on this planet that has the exact same values, beliefs and attitudes as you do. It is your personal journey and the only one you should be in competition with is yourself.

When we have the courage to look inside, and become who or what we are meant to be our whole world changes. So, put aside the constant comparisons and learnt to be grateful that you are who you are and where you are in life.  

Letty 

Egret Jewellery 


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