Comparison is truly the bloody thief of joy! I, amongst many others, am terrible for this. Only yesterday, I was running further than I have gone in months (rather slowly mind!), and I was beating myself up because other people were overtaking me. Why wasn't I praising myself for running further than usual instead? It got me … Continue reading Boost of the Day
Comparison is the thief of joy. Someone else's life may look better than yours, but the outside picture people portray is often far from reality. Problems are often hidden whilst successes are shouted about. So just focus on you and your life, and making it the best possible.
As women we cannot help compare ourselves to others. When I'm at work, at the pub, at yoga... comparison can hit you anywhere. It is such a destructive habit - as well as lowering your self-esteem and happiness, it gives the world another sheep. Another person losing their uniqueness and following what society thinks is … Continue reading Boost of the Day #148: Your gift to the world
Over the next few weeks, I am looking at common thoughts that people with low self-esteem have, found within this Buzzfeed article, and how we can possibly address them. Issue #1 Having low self-esteem makes you compare yourself to everyone. You convince yourself that everyone is *insert an adjective* (better looking, funnier, smarter, more interesting) than … Continue reading Addressing common self-esteem issues: Issue 1
Comparison is our worst enemy. Instead of looking at others and wishing you were more like them, work on becoming the best version of you possible. Make your body fitter and healthier instead of wasting time wishing your body was something it can never be...someone else's.
It's all too easy to compare yourself to others, believe others are better than you and in turn, dent your self-esteem. Instead, we must learn to admire people whilst at the same time appreciating our own strengths and uniqueness. Everyone is different, and that friend of yours may have a fit body and perfectly styled hair, … Continue reading Boost of the Day #63: Admire > compare
Self reflection is tough. Sitting down and thinking about yourself, your real needs, your flaws, your strengths, your heart's desires is hard work. But as the quote says, taking the time to discover and wrestle with your demons will enable you to accept yourself and boost your self esteem. It was an interesting moment when I … Continue reading Booster tip #4: Self reflection
I have loved reading the reaction to Protein World's advert: Are you beach body ready? The original ad is below: So the message is that to be ready for the beach, you have to have the perfect body. Nice. As if our self-esteem isn't reliant enough on looking skinny and having perfect skin, hair etc. … Continue reading Boost of the day #22: Each Body’s Ready
Another excellent example of a celebrity using their powers for good and spreading the word that... It's okay to be different - be yourself. Don't compare yourself to others, you're beautiful in your own way. Don't waste the one thing that makes you unique: YOU. Embrace being you. Thanks Miranda!
Oh how I have fallen victim to this one! Thanks to the ever-growing ease of seeing how 'amazing' someone else's life is via Facebook, Instagram etc, it is only natural that people begin to compare their life to others. Many of my friends are getting married, engaged, buying houses and progressing fast in their career. … Continue reading Boost of the Day #11