Comparing yourself to others is one of the easiest things to do these days. We scroll through social media and see what other people are doing with their lives, and it’s so easy to start thinking about how your life matches up to theirs.
Without even realizing it, you’re thinking about how perfect their life looks.
They’re on what has always been your dream vacation, they have a better house, they appear to be doing better financially, and so on.
Even though you have no idea what their life is actually like, you’re measuring yours against theirs, which can often lead to some really negative thoughts.
Maybe you feel you’re not good enough, not successful enough, you may feel jealous or angry, and so on. In today’s age, it can be easy to spend hours scrolling on social media and simply feel bad about yourself the whole time.
For some people, comparisons can lead to spending money to keep up with others, wasting time dwelling on others, and any number of negative behaviors. [Read more…]