I am trying my best to do these from time to time.
I have a few things I wanted to get off my chest 😉
In the midst of all my traveling I had a few moments to stop and think while sitting on a plane and driving for hours in a car.
During these times of thinking, I noticed myself comparing myself to others.
Whether it was comparing their bodies, their success, their lives, their opportunities, their happiness, etc. I started to not like myself.
Wait. I thought she promoted about being yourself and loving who you are.
I do! I am a lot better in terms of self-confidence than I was years ago.
Sorry. I know I have shared this photo before on my previous finding me post, but felt it was worth sharing again. Why do I do this to myself? Why do I let others affect me?
It’s silly really as I have control of my happiness. Yet it can be easily taken away.
So maybe my self-confidence isn’t that great? Maybe it is? Being aware of these thoughts of comparison may not be all my fault as everyday I am (and you are) exposed to so many things. It’s confusing because you see….”if you want to be successful, do this” “if you want to be happy, do this” and if you don’t do those things you can kind of feel like a failure. Then you see pictures of others and you want to look like them or desire what they have, but really why? I am unique just as I am. I have my own happiness and success, and so do you!
I am going to focus on being a better person than I was the day before and use comparing just as merely observation. Focus on making an improved version of me. Remember we are neither better than nor less than anyone on this earth, we are just us.
I am just me. And you are you!
[Tweet “It doesn’t matter what others are doing. It only matters what I am doing.”]
I did not really set any personal goals this new year, but do feel this is one thing I will actively work on.
I know it’s going to be difficult but surrounding myself with those that support me has been so beneficial. I have grown into the woman that I want to become. Sure I still have my flaws and issues to deal with, but the bigger picture is I am truly happy with my life. And all I want is for others to truly be HAPPY with their own life.
Together let’s stop the comparing and do more supporting
Do you struggle with comparing yourself to others? How do you overcome it?
For me, I start to say things I am grateful for, things I am looking forward to doing, things I have already accomplished.
Remember you are great just as you are that you do not need to compare yourself to others. Focus on being you! Be purely you!
[Tweet “You are you and no one else can be you! #bepurelyyou”]