Comparing yourself with others can be quite dangerous. This is because when you make comparisons with other people, you don’t necessarily see their struggles that have lead them to where they are today. Comparing yourself to others can belittle your own work and values that you have put into your life. Instead, it is recommended to try mindfulness; that is, figure out which areas of your life you’re comparing yourself to others the most, and appreciate your own experiences. It is important to recognize that everyone has their own secrets and internal struggles. Acknowledging your strengths and weaknesses can ultimately help your mind be at ease.
- It can be scary to realize that the people you have put on pedestals really don’t have it all together.
- If you want to love yourself, it has to come from a place inside you, not externally.
- Be mindful of your strengths and forgive yourself for being a regular human.
“Comparing ourselves, belittling our worth, or minimizing our strengths can validate our core irrational beliefs that ultimately we are not good enough, we are unworthy, or we are not reaching our peak potential.”