Welcome fellow souls to « The Human Family Crash Course Series, » a new project collaborated together by empress2inspire.blog and sensispirit.wordpress.com. Together we will be working on a different topic for each crash course; our first topic is focused on « Self Love. » Each topic will have eight posts with posts on Mondays and Thursdays. We hope you enjoy our series and we look forward to knowing how our posts have inspired you!
Comparison will create unhappiness in your life my friends.
One day I took a stroll through the woods, I was thinking about comparing myself to others and noticed in my surroundings how all trees, even in the same species, are uniquely different. These trees were all different shapes and sizes, the universe’s creations. If there was no difference between you and me we would cease to exist.
Here are ways to aid you in stopping you comparing yourself to others:
- Love yourself, love all parts of yourself, every single inch of your body. Get to know your body and mind through meditation and yoga. Start with five minutes.
- You were created unique. Know that you were created by the divine to be uniquely you, embrace it.
- Awareness. Often we do social comparisons without realizing we’re doing it. It’s a natural act, and as a result it’s something that is done without consciousness. So the solution is to become conscious — bring those thoughts to the forefront of your consciousness by being on the lookout for them. If you concentrate on these thoughts for a few days, it gets much easier with practice, and soon it’ll be hard not to notice.
- Focus on your strengths. Instead of looking at your weaknesses, ask yourself what your strengths are. Celebrate them! Be proud of them. Don’t brag, but feel good about them and work to use them to your best advantage
- Your Social Media Feed Is Full Of Distorted Realities. The perfectly incandescently happy posts you see on social media are just a snapshot of that person’s life. But there are also many struggles that we don’t see. Social media is a distorted reality where we won’t ever really get the full picture.
- Focus on the journey. Don’t focus on how you rank in comparison to others — life is not a competition. It’s a journey. We are a human family on a journey, to find something, to become something, to learn, to create. That journey has nothing to do with how well other people are doing, or what they have. It has everything to do with what we want to do, and where we want to go. That’s all you need to prioritize.
- Stop yourself. Once you notice you’re doing these comparisons, give yourself a pause. Don’t berate yourself or feel bad — just acknowledge the thought, and gently change focus.
- Count Your Life’s Blessings. A better focus is on what you do have, on what you are already blessed with. Gratitude. Look at what you have, not what you don’t. Think about how lucky you are to have what you have, to have the people in your life who care about you, to be alive at all.
- Don’t knock others downwards. Sometimes we unconsciously or consciously try to criticize others just to make ourselves look or feel better. Taking someone else down for your benefit is not conducive to your growth. It forms an enemy when you could have been forming a friend. Ultimately that hurts you as well. Instead, try to support others in their successes — that will lead to more success on your part.
“To love is to stop comparing.” – Bernard Grasset
Based on the above how are you beautifully and uniquely different? ~