I used to really struggle with comparison. Spending hours on social media, going down the rabbit hole of one profile to another, feeling terrible about myself. I know I’m not the only one who feels this way.
Let’s talk briefly about why comparison is such a problem today. It’s not just magazine models anymore; we’re comparing ourselves to our peers. Social media exacerbates the issue by showing only the best parts of people’s lives, making it hard to separate reality from the highlight reel.
I came across a quote by Charles A Montesquieu that changed my perspective: “If we only wanted to be happy, it would be easy, but we want to be happier than other people, which is almost always difficult since we think they’re happier than they are.”
Today, I’m sharing my four-step foolproof method for hopping off the comparison train once and for all.
Remember, comparison is all about your mindset. Deleting or muting won’t solve the deeper problem. By taking a step back, seeing people for more than their posts, and asking if you’d be happy doing what they do, you can break through the comparison trap. Give it a try, it might just change your perspective.
Licensed Therapist, Certified Nutritionist, and Virtual Wellness Coach
Ryann is a licensed therapist and virtual wellness coach who has assisted individuals worldwide in establishing a healthier relationship with food and their bodies.
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