I think in life everybody is guilty of comparing themselves to somebody else, I for one certainly am. Colleagues, friends, other bloggers, people you don’t even know, that-guy-who-you-fancies-ex-girlfriend – it’s not unusual to find yourself comparing them to you. Whether they’re prettier, cleverer, funnier, their blog content is better than yours, they have more GFC followers than you do, she has legs UP TO HERE, their nose is perfect, they’d look good wearing a bin bag… the list is endless. But its all fruitless.
In an ode to the film of a female generation, Mean Girls: “Calling someone fat won’t make you any skinner. Calling someone stupid doesn’t make you any smarter. Ruining someone’s life won’t make yours any better. The only thing that you can do in life is solve the problem that’s in front of you.”
In that same respect, comparing yourself to another person won’t make you prettier, cleverer, or funnier that they are. All it does is make you oversee all of the fantastic things that you are already and everything you have going for you. And you forget that that same person may be looking at you and thinking those exact same things but about you. Its natural to compare, we all do it, but it can become a slippery slope of wallowing and self loathing. It’s better to be the best version of you that you can be and not just try to be like someone else – that’s just a waste of who you are.
Go forth and prosper and that – Happy Monday :) x