We’ve all looked to another and felt dejected at the comparison. Indeed, it seems people are slow to stop comparing themselves to each other in hopes of impressing each other, and especially, in hopes of impressing ourselves. But it can bring the weight of sadness, even if try to avoid doing it. Here are 5 tips to avoid the common trap of comparing ourselves to each other
1) Recognize when you are most susceptible to comparison. You will most likely see that the pattern of comparison is most distressing when it closely reflects something that you value. Take note and see if this truly serves you.
2) Practice self-compassion. Simple enough. Be good to yourself and cut yourself a little slack.
3) Consider other perspectives. Everyone has unique perspectives on the wide distribution of advantages and handicaps that we are all given. Often times we take things for granted and are blinded to the challenges others truly face, or the help that they might need.
4) Take action. Perhaps we can use comparison as a guide on what you want to do, achieve, be. So do it.
5) Don’t let fear paralyze you. Really living your life in the direction that you want to, will make comparison less relevant.