Want to stop comparing yourself to others?
As women we’re often brought up to compete with one another. Basing our self-worth on how we stack up and using our fellow sisters as a source of comparison instead of inspiration. But as Theodore Roosevelt said “comparison is the thief of joy” and it will slowly eat away at your self-esteem. So how do you nurture your own self-love and stop comparing yourself to others?
Freedom Entrepreneur and Health Expert Nardia Norman says that comparison leads us into the false belief that we’re not worthy.
“’Comparison is the thief of joy.'” “When you compare yourself to others you are subconsciously telling yourself that you are not good enough or whole enough,” Nardia Norman told The Love Destination Expert Series. “And that’s so not the truth because you’re enough exactly how you are.”
So how do you stop comparing yourself to others?
Nardia shared her top 4 steps for removing yourself from the comparison trap.
1. FOCUS ON IMPROVEMENT NOT PERFECTION
“The goal with any sort of development is to focus on improvement not perfection – work on yourself and only compare yourself to yesterday’s performance, ” said Norman.
2. STOP COMPARING YOURSELF TO INSTAGRAM STARS
“The only person that you should ever be comparing yourself to is you,” Norman told The Love Destination. “Remove anything that tempts you to compare yourself for example magazines and social media. For example, your Instagram stars or all those other people on social media. Do yourself the favour of just letting go of that sort of stuff and turning the focus back to you.”
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3. FIND POSITIVE ROLE MODELS
Nardia also recommends surrounding yourself positive role models. “Find good role models who inspire you without feeling the need to compare to. The only person you should ever compare yourself to is YOU from the day before,” said Norman.
4. FOCUS ON YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS
Finally, Norman advises women to focus on what they have rather than what they wish they could change. “Think about all your achievements that you’ve made along the way. That’s the only thing you should be comparing yourself to. That’s going to help cultivate your own appreciation and your own body love.”