I Release the Need to Feel Envious of Others

27 Jan

Your self-worth is not measured by someone else's success.

A common problem my clients share is envy. Whether it's a sibling, co-worker, friend, or stranger on social media, women (and men) are constantly comparing themselves to others and feeling awful in the process.

It happens at EVERY age. Whether we're 5 or 55, we can be quick to turn green with envy when we see someone else having what we don't.

Social media doesn't help. In an instant, it can ignite envy over body image, possessions, and achievements. And, it can fan the flames of jealousy when we see someone having fun with someone other than us.

The grass isn't always greener on the other side. Sometimes it's fake!

Do we really know everything about that person? No. We only see what they're showing us! You can't possibly know what's going on with them without walking a day in their shoes! You don't know what it took for them to get where they are today. You don't know what uphill battles they fought to get to the tops of their mountains. And, they could still be struggling with their own self-love, self-esteem, and confidence journeys, too. So, don't be too quick to judge them based on one snapshot of their lives. It's a waste and drain of your precious energy.

Even if someone achieved something you haven't, it doesn't mean you can't, it just means that you haven't yet! They just showed you it can be done!

Jealousy and envy are calls to action to be more loving, kind, and easy on yourself.

5 Tips:
🍍Practice breathwork
🍍Do mindfulness exercises
🍍Say positive affirmations
🍍List 20 things you like about yourself
🍍Name 10 things you're proud of

In the meantime, unfollow accounts that stir up negative emotions. You can even take a break from social media altogether!

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