Overcoming Comparison

I know we’ve all heard it, but I think it’s worth saying again. YOU DON’T NEED TO HAVE IT ALL TOGETHER. 

Somewhere along the lines we became victims of the “I have to have it all together” by age 23 mentality (okay, maybe it’s just me!)

Recently, I started seeing posts about college graduation photos of people I went to school with. I’ve came across other posts of old friends with nice cars, new houses, and a pretty Pinterest worthy party for their kiddos.

And here I was; driving a 2005 Chevy Malibu, trying to get my blog up and going, living in a 2 bedroom apartment, and I had a potluck for my son’s 1st Birthday with absolutely no DIY decorations. 

And you know what? THAT’S OKAY! 

 We can’t continue to live our lives trying to measure up to everyone on social media! Be OKAY with where you are, and if you don’t like where you are - you have it within your capabilities to CHANGE IT!!  

Comparing yourself with everyone else is depressing, learn to be grateful for the season you’re in and what you do have. 

Trust me, this blog post is for me! I have to intentionally thank God daily for the things I do have. Otherwise, I end up frustrated, and bitter wishing I had what everyone else had or wish I was at the level of success they were at. 

Here are a few ways we can all overcome the comparison game: 

1.  Express your gratefulness

Whether it’s writing down what you’re grateful for or saying it out loud every day, make it a point to express gratitude. 

2. Acknowledge your accomplishments

Be proud of how far you have come! Be proud of what you have  done because not everyone has done what you’ve done, so don’t forget the journey you’ve taken and how you got to where you are today.

3. Be happy for others

Genuinely be happy for others. Don’t roll your eyes when someone gets a new car, or when they get that promotion. Celebrate others when they get that win! 

 

 Choose today to stop the comparing, and be okay with where you are, and with what you have.