Don’t compare yourself or your family to others.
We often compare ourselves to others. We think that they have more than us, are better looking, their kids are smarter and better behaved, or that they just are better than we are. Or, on the flip side, we view others and believe that we are better off or that our children are the ones that are smarter. It is important to avoid comparisons – both good and bad.
We can end up feeling inferior based upon our perceptions of someone else’s life as compared to our own. These comparisons can lead to low self esteem, anxiety, financial issues, family troubles and loneliness. When we feel superior to others, we can come across as egotistical and critical and that can lead to anxiety and social isolation as well.
More importantly, we aren’t focused on our real identity and embracing who we and our families truly are and embracing that individuality.
How to not compare:
Here are a few steps that you can take to stop comparing yourself and your family to others:
- First of all, recognize that these comparisons are not healthy.
- Realize that everyone is different, especially ourselves, and that NO ONE is perfect.
- Compare yourself only to yourself and focus on personal improvement.
- Don’t be afraid to be yourself. Embrace who you are.
Whenever you catch yourself comparing your life to others, stop and be grateful for what you have and who you are and then do what you can to eliminate those comparing thoughts from your head.