How To Stop Comparing Yourself With Others – An Instant Path To Happiness

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by: Adam and Emma Posted on June 21, 2020

It’s definitely fair to say that we have all been guilty of comparing ourselves to others at some point, and with the added pressure that social media creates, it is extremely hard not to. But if we continue to allow ourselves to travel that path, it is one that is set to be riddled with anxiety, stress, pressure and even depression. So let’s look at the answer to the question that so many of us are asking: How to stop comparing yourself with others?

We have tried to share with you the key things that we feel if implemented in to our daily life can have the biggest impact. They are all things that we have tried ourselves, some we have managed to do more successfully than others (Emma is still working on the mindlessly scrolling point), but all of which we recognise as being key steps that can be put in place to stop comparing yourself with others.

Stop mindlessly scrolling

How many times do you find yourself losing track of time and mindlessly scrolling through social media feeling envious of others and feeling like your life is seriously lacking as a result? Studies show that spending time on social media can increase depression and decrease well-being. So why do we allow ourselves to do it? It is like a drug isn’t it, it’s addictive. Now we are not saying that we need to completely come off all social media accounts and they don’t have their uses and benefits but the key is to be mindful: Consciously choose what you will look at, when you will look and more importantly how much time you will spend on it.

Feel Gratitude

“The grass is always greener” is definitely a well-known phrase, and is something we are all guilty of feeling at some point. The truth is though, how many times is that the case? We are always quick to look at the things that aren’t right in our lives or are falling short of our expectations but what about taking time to recognise what is going well and what we feel thankful for. A great habit to get in to is to practice gratitude on a daily basis. This could be as part of your journaling, or perhaps something you do when you first open your eyes, or before you go to bed at night. Whenever you choose to do it, find a time that works for you and commit to doing it every day, then, just watch the magic happen!

Choose your company wisely

They say that you are the sum of the 5 people that you spend your time with. So