Whether we want to admit it or not, we've all had those moments where the green eyed monster reared its ugly head. We've sat there and tried our best to ignore it, and we've even tried to just let it go and move on. However, let's be realistic....there are times when we all feel that way.
A while back a friend and I actually had a discussion that helped our friendship grow. To this day I am thankful that she was open and honest with me about things. What could the problem really be, you ask?. I was jealous of her, and she knew it. Not only was this jealousy affecting our friendship, but it was causing me to not like myself very much either.
Let's be honest with one another, we've all been there before. We've envied another person for what they have, and what we do not. It's stupid, much like the qupte above says, there is nothing to be gained from being jealous or comparing yourself to others. It's a dangerous game, and it's time we all stopped falling subject to it. While it took me quite some time to get the nerve to write this, I finally am getting around to it. Here are 5 easy ways to overcome jealousy and stop comparing yourself to others.
1. Remember there is only one of you in the world.
2. List your best features (ask for help if needed) and read them to yourself every morning and at night before going to bed.
3. When you feel jealous of said person, allow yourself to FEEL your emotions. Acknowledge that you feel jealous, and let it go. The moment you acknowledge and release that negative energy, you'll begin to feel more positive.
4. Let go of your insecurities. If you're jealous because they're a size 6 and you're a 26, remember that you're different people with TWO DIFFERENT bodies.
You might be struggling with your body issues, but make a change. Get up and do 5 wall pushups or give yourself a pep talk. Do something to make yourself feel happy, endorphins are beautiful. Refer back to your list of positive qualities, read a book, do whatever to get your mind off of it.
5. Have a date night with yourself once a week where you do something that YOU enjoy. Whether this is reading a book, or going to a movie, play, or baseball game. Do it for you.
See, it's really simple. It's all about believing in yourself and allowing yourself to grow as an individual. If someone in the end doesn't like the person you are, than they have yet to grow themselves. Remember, sometimes it takes others a while to realize you're not the same person you were before. Be patient. After all, love is kind.