How do you feel about comparisons?
It’s fair to say, we live in a world of them and, for many, it’s taking its toll.
With social media and relentless advertising on the telly, telling us what we should buy, how much we should weigh, and why we should strive to be perfect, it’s easy to feel like a race you can never win. And sometimes you might feel like you never quite measure up.
When we unknowingly compare ourselves to others, it’s like trying to balance a set of scales that are weighed in someone else’s favour.
If you’ve also grown up with a voice inside your head that tells you to push harder, faster, further whatever the cost, because of a need to make someone else proud of you, you can equally feel like you’re striving for someone else’s goal. The balance of power shifts in someone else’s direction, and you may feel like you’re not in control.
This is why it’s so important to find your version of balance, and what that looks like for you, rather than trying to achieve someone else’s.
This week, set the intention to Ditch the Scales. Do away with unhealthy comparisons and decide what balance looks like for you. It might be walks in the park, or conversations over a cuppa. If you’re struggling with direction, know you have everything inside you, to get where you want to be. If you’re realising you’re living someone else’s dream, ask yourself whose life are you living, and imagine the life you want to live. Do things because you want to do them, not because someone else is telling you what to think and do. And above all, don’t let other people’s idea of happiness steal yours.
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©️Delphi Ellis 2019