Scrolling through Facebook.
Scrolling through Instagram.
And any other social media site.
Sometimes we can get caught up in the comparison game.
Ok, most always we always get caught up in that.
It’s not about being the best. It’s about being better than you were yesterday.
Comparison is the thief of joy. It’s a joy stealer. It’s a confidence killer. It can be a bad habit to break. Comparison fuels competition instead of community and when you start comparing your journey to others, well, it just feels icky.
Here are a few things you can implement to stop:
- Focus on your wins.
Every night before bed, write down 3 things you want to accomplish then next day. When you get those done, that’s a huge win! It’s the little success that lead to big results!
When you practice gratitude it changes everything. Suddenly everything feels like enough. Take a moment each day or before bed and list 10 things you are grateful for.
- Feel your feelings.
Why do you feel that way? What’s the real reason you are comparing, upset, jealous?
Sit with your feelings and take a moment to feel them instead of pushing them away.
When you notice a quality in others, that means it’s in you too, otherwise you wouldn’t have been able to notice it. Let that sink in. You have it in you too.
P.S. When does it creep up for you? Is there a trigger that sets you off? When do you notice yourself comparing the most?
Erica Hoese is a wife, mother of 3, fitness & wellness coach, nutrition club owner, natural figure competitor, speaker, and author based out of Minnesota. Her mission is to help 10,000 moms start their journey to fitness, fierceness, and fulfillment and create a life that’s fit for purpose… because you are more than just a mom and it’s time we find her– healthier, happier, and stronger!