Wondering how to deal with comparison? We all have our bad days, especially with our addiction to social media – it’s so much easier to quickly fix and retouch our insecurities, making scrolling through endless photos of other people’s happy lives, perfect homes, and fierce outfits means we’re at risk of comparing ourselves and coming up short.
Comparing yourself to other people is a surefire way to feel bad, but don’t worry – we’ve got four tips to turn those unhelpful thoughts around and love who you are!
#1 – Learn how harmful it can be
If there is one thing all us girls need to stop doing it is comparing ourselves with others. It is probably one of the most hurtful and cruel things we do to ourselves.
Everyone does it, even the most confident and successful people you know will compare themselves to the people around them.
Instead of comparing yourself to others through a lens of jealousy and judgment, try to look at people for who they actually are without comparing yourself but more as an inspiration or a motivation.
#2 – Don’t believe everything you think
You are the one that controls your mind and thoughts are just thoughts, but at the same time, they can be very powerful. Whenever you have negative thoughts about yourself, try to sum up all the good things you have done in life, all your achievements and all the journeys you have survived. Positive thinking is positive living! If you’re wondering how to deal with comparison, it’s all about rewiring your thoughts.
#3 – Make peace with yourself
Making peace with your past and embracing your present is sometimes a difficult thing to do, yet they are very important. You can never be fully satisfied when there are still negative feelings from the past lingering around you. If you make peace with your past and embrace your present, your journey towards your goal will be more satisfying and peaceful.
#4 – Focus on your progress
Especially when you focus on ”getting everything right” it can lead to ‘down days’ when things are not working out as planned. We all want success and perfection and when that doesn’t happen we feel worthless, which is also a cause of self-loathing. Focus on progress rather than perfection and everything will be perfect!
You are good the way you are and self-love is important in your journey as a Career Girl!