Why you need to stop comparing yourself
Life. Although we came to Paris on business – the big reason we came here at this time was Paris Fashion Week (I’ll tell you all about it in another post) – we took the opportunity to add a few more days to the trip. Lately, because of the excess of work and some personal changes I was feeling exhausted, uncreative and to be totally honest with you, ugly. And, when that happens the temptation of comparing ourselves with others is almost irresistible. Especially at a time when everyone has perfect lives on Instagram. I mean, there is always someone more cute than us, with more money, more opportunities, more friends, more Chanel bags, more everything. But indulging in this is entering into a vicious demonic cycle. Nobody has perfect lives and everyone has to accept it and be happy in their own skin.
I know that at this point, you are thinking that talking is easy, the hard thing is to not feel less than those edited lives that flood our screen every 5 seconds. Well, the only way I found to do what I believe in and accept my own circumstances without comparisons is to turn off. In the first few days here in Paris I almost did not go to Instagram. It’s also true that my cell phone died every 5 minutes with the cold, but the feeling was so good that I hardly cared. As it’s part of my work i somehow get addicted to it and sometimes is good to turn off a bit. Do you guys understand what i mean?
Comparing ourselves with other people with totally different circumstances besides being dangerous, is just a loss of energy. Each time one is jealous of someone's life, it is time that one’s missing out on the most important mission: chasing dreams.
Don’t get me wrong. I love the Instagram concept, I love creative editorials and photos that make us dream. Genuinely. I am not one of those people who, because they can not have an inspiring feed because they just don’t want to have the work part, they criticize who does despite being just envy. But, what I’m trying to say is that we all have heights where we’re weaker and it does not hurt to turn off to come back more creative and inspired. Of course you do not have to take a trip for that. Just go for a walk around town, watch a movie without looking at the phone or read lazily the book you bought and never started.
I mean, comparing ourselves with other people with totally different circumstances besides being dangerous, is just a loss of energy. Each time one is jealous of someone’s life, it is time that one’s missing out on the most important mission: chasing dreams. So, never forget to focus on you and to use your super power: you are unique.
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