Okay, here it goes. I struggle with comparison. It is not something that I am proud of, but I know that I can work on this area of my life. Recently it’s been very apparent when I look at images of “perfect young 20-somethings” plastered all over social media and they all seem to have it all together. The perfect hair, nails, meals, birthday parties, and weddings- it can be overwhelming. Is anyone with me? It’s all so easy to compare ourselves to these people who seem to have these so-called "perfect lives".
So, how have I tried to overcome this? I practice gratitude. I take time to look at what I do have. I begin listing things that I am grateful and thankful for. Before I know it, I realize I have more than I imagined. Practicing gratitude is a quality that anyone can achieve. So, be still, pay attention to the sensations of this moment and notice your bounty of blessings.
Being excited about the benefits of gratitude can be a great thing because it gives us the kick we need to start making changes. Look at these aspects of your life, and start practicing today.
Have you felt that comparison is something you struggle with? I know I cannot be alone. Let's put this to rest right now and honor ourselves with true comfort in who we are and tag #AnnaTeemComparisonChallenge on social media.