Comparison is The Thief of Joy

Comparison is The Thief of Joy

I’m sure my fellow millennial’s can relate to this…maybe some others too but if you haven’t experienced this personally you know someone who has. I’m sure that you or someone you know has felt like they were inadequate, not sufficient, and a whole lot of other things. I bet you all can guess where the majority of these thoughts stem from…yup…SOCIAL MEDIA. (I’m literally shaking my head)

People have begun to compare things like…

  • Fashion
  • Business
  • Finances
  • Lifestyles
  • Careers
  • Homes
  • Relationships
  • Families
  • Vacations 

I mean this would be a running list that could go on forever. So here is the thing about comparison, especially when it comes to social media. It can steal your joy!! And the only way your joy can be taken is if you let someone or something take it, so be careful.

First things first, when you start comparing yourself to people on social media, know that you are comparing your whole life to a small percentage of the reality they post. I’ll give you all an example…you see people online in the gym everyday, posting videos of their progress, excited as can be…meanwhile you have no clue what it looks like behind the scenes. The person could be ill and was forced to work out, are they depressed and unhappy with their appearance, do they struggle with something else that you simply can’t see or they don’t post? Yet, you idolize them or their life hoping and wishing you could do the same…you have no idea what they deal with on a regular basis. 

Think of that person who posts beautiful selfies that you wish you felt confident enough to post, meanwhile that person posting them may actually have little to no self confidence but puts on a front for the gram. 

Think of the one who travels often but could be miserable and they only travel to try and escape their reality….

So again, don’t compare yourself to something that is not reality. You have no idea what peoples stories are. You are enough so there is no need to compare! No need at all…

Now, if you are seeing what people are doing and it gives you motivation, GREAT! Go for it…just don’t compare yourself to them. They aren’t you and you aren’t them…don’t forget there is power in being you.

Don’t allow the perception of reality to make you feel less than…you are enough!!!

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