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On My Mind: Comparison is the Thief of All Joy

January 4, 2018

Hi guys,

Welcome to the new section of my blog: On My Mind. This is going to be a new weekly ‘column’ sort of area of my blog, where I will just chat about a topic, and I’d love for you to get involved in the comments section, share your thoughts. Whether it be something on the news or just something on my mind – I thought it would be nice to go a little deeper on the blog, talking about things that matter and that can help people (and myself). It won’t be for everyone, and it’s a far cry from my usual fashion posts, but to be honest I’ve found myself getting bored sharing the same old stuff here week in, week out.

This week I’m going to talk about the topic of comparison, because it’s something I have struggled with in the past, it’s something we all have to deal with in the age of social media every day, and it’s something I’ve seen more and more people openly do publicly in the last while. And it needs to stop.

My Struggle

I spent years comparing myself to anyone and everyone. Since I was in school it has just been a normal part of my life, which allowed me to never truly be happy in my successes and at times has distracted me from what I really wanted. I learnt there is a  never-ending list of things that you can compare yourself based on (money, jobs, education, family, bodyshape, travels, the list goes on…) and a never-ending list of people to compare with too. It’s a dangerous road to start and be stuck on. Honestly it has a lot to do with not feeling good enough, and thats something I’m always working on. Continue Reading…