I’m all about Instagram these days. And for the most part I use it as a tool to inspire myself. But lately I’ve been noticing the inspiration shifting to comparison.
I’ll be looking at a picture of someone hiking and think, why am I not hiking. Or why can’t I deadlift that weight yet. Or why don’t my legs look like that yet. Or why is my business not as popular as hers yet.
It makes me sick even just typing that because I’m so not a jealous, comparing type of person. But let’s get real. Social Media causes a shift in your mental state that momentarily gives you the notion of dissatisfaction in your life which instantly causes you to compare yourself to others in thinking that their life is way better than yours. Whew.
Here are 4 ways to stop comparing yourself to others:
- Everyone’s start is different: You can’t compare your year 1 to someone else’s year 8. Trust your course and keep at it.
- Put the phone down: The moment you notice yourself going there, put your phone down and change your scenery. Go outside, feel the dirt with your hands, breathe in the fresh air. Re-energize yourself.
- Move: Negative energy tends to stay with you until you literally move it out of you. Take a yoga class, go for a run, lift a barbell. Move the stagnant energy out of you.
- Remind yourself: Take a moment to look over your goals, remind yourself why you are doing what you do.
Lots of Love,