Comparison truly is the thief of joy, for me at least.
I’ll be the first to admit I’m someone who’s always wondering “if the grass is greener on the other side.”
It doesn’t matter how happy and content I am with my life I always catch myself comparing my body, my belongings, and my personality to that of others.
When I started to really notice how often I compare myself to others is when I really put the effort in to try and stop. Because it was, like the saying goes being the thief of my happiness.
By constantly comparing myself to other people, be it friends or strangers it makes me seriously doubt who I am as a person and puts me in the mindset of not being good enough. When in fact being different than other people is a part of life, it doesn’t make me any less important or valuable.
In life there will always be people who have more than you, act differently than you, and look different. But comparing yourself to them doesn’t bring any good.
Don’t try to be like someone, try to be the best YOU, you can be.
This is something I have to constantly remind myself when I get caught up in comparing my life or my physical appearance to others.
I’m never going to be anyone else but me, so all I can do is be grateful for the life I have and work as hard as I can to improve myself!
I may never know if the grass is greener elsewhere but what I do know is that grass is greener wherever you water it.
So put your time and effort into yourself and bettering your own life, not fantasising over other people’s and judge yourself by your own principles.