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Want to stop comparing yourself to others?

If your answer to the question is yes, then read on.

Comparison is natural and if you struggle with this, you are not alone.

Modern-day society places so much pressure on us to succeed. It is easy to feel inadequate when everyone else’s success is on full display.

All it does is steal our joy, our paychecks, and our sanity. If we do not stop comparing ourselves to others, we will constantly spend money and mental energy just trying to keep up.

Here’s how I stopped comparing myself to other people:

– Appreciate

Appreciate what YOU have, where you are at in your life, and what you have learned.

“Thank yourself for how far you’ve come. It hasn’t been easy.”

– Unknown

– Enjoy the journey

Make the best of every time you have in life. Spend time with people that inspire, challenge and encourage you.

– Keep a gratitude journal

When you wake up, think about the things that you are thankful for and write them down in your journal.

For example fruits, coffee, my health.

It may not make a change at first, but it will in the future.

Read Reasons Why YOU Should Start Journaling to learn how to start journaling.

– Focus on your strength

  • Identify your strengths, write them down, and concentrate on them.

Strengths are activities you’re good at, they’re activities that strengthen you.

If you struggle to identify your strengths, ask people you like, trust, and respect. They usually know what you are best at.

  • Don’t compare yourself with others, but approach people who inspire or even challenge you for your growth.

– Take social media fast

It is almost impossible to be satisfied with your life, when you are constantly looking at what someone else has.

If you’re struggling to appreciate the blessings in your life, and if you’re constantly distracted by the “blessings” that other people have, then you need to fast from social media.

Here’s what you can do:

– Learn to compete with yourself instead of others

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  • Write down your goals. It is the easiest way to keep in touch with your inner purpose and see where you’d like to be in a given time frame.
  • Track your progress. This would give you a sense of how far along you are in your journey
  • Devise an improvement plan. Come up with action steps that can help you improve to the best of your ability and that can help you reach your definition of success.

These three steps will never fail you.

Remember you get to decide how your story ends. Everyone has a unique path and no path is better than another.

Think how amazing and beautiful it is that there’s only one of you 🙂 You’re perfect just the way you are. Embrace that individual inside you that has ideas, strengths, and beauty like no one else.

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