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How to stop comparing yourself to others


Are you constantly comparing yourself to others? Chances are you are feeling that others are better than you in some way. It’s time to stop the comparison game. It does nothing but make you feel worse about yourself. So here are some ways to stop the comparison game: 1. Recognize you are likely comparing your weaknesses to someone people’s strengths. Write a list of your own strengths. Celebrate them.

2. Notice you are comparing yourself to those who perceive are better than you. Write a list of people who are not doing as well as you are. Understand that you are not the best but also not the worst. Almost all of us fall somewhere in between. There is value in where you are today. Write about your journey of where you were, where you are today and where you want to go in the future.

3. Stay in your lane. You do you. Each of us have our own talents, purpose and calling. Write these down. Not sure what they are? Invest time with a therapist into discovering what yours are.

4. Stay away from the things that cause you to play this comparison game, whether that is a particular social media account, reality television shows or etc.

5. Increase your appreciation for all the good that you currently have in your life. Write a gratitude list of at least 10 things you are grateful for. Or use the Empowerment Planner daily to log the things you are grateful for. Relish in the thought of these things.


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