5 Things to Do Instead of Comparing Yourself to Others

Practice self-awareness

Self awareness means being in control of yourself, and not trying to shove any part of you away. The way to practice this is when you catch yourself comparing any part of you whether it be your body or your mind, or when you find yourself judging someone, acknowledge that thought and the feeling behind it and change your focus. You can’t remove feelings like self-hatred or jealousy, but you can direct them away.

Refresh your social media

Social media is so important in our lives these days. This means if we spend too much time looking at accounts that spread messages of hatred or causing you to compare yourself your views of yourself and the world can change. Stop following accounts that spread bad messages, and find some new accounts that are positive and make you feel good about yourself.

Say some affirmations

Affirmations, just like positive social media accounts are a great way to spread positivity for yourself. Some simple ones that you can say in the morning and at night are;

  • I am grateful for who I am and who I am becoming
  • The light I see in others in a reflection of my own light
  • I am enough just as I am

Say these affirmations in front of a mirror when you get up and when you go to bed. It may seem stupid and weird at first, but they will have a noticble affect that improves your self-esteem.

Make a list of your strengths

Instead of spending your precious mental power on thinking about your weakness and flaws (which are beautiful too) spend time thinking about your strengths and what makes you special and unique. Your weaknesses and flaws are special and important parts of you too, but they tend to drag you down. Try to appreciate them by connecting them to a strength.

Practice gratitude

Gratitude is so important. There is so much to be grateful for in this world that surrounds you, and if we acknowledge it then our lives can become so much more beautiful. Below are some powerful ways to be grateful:

  • A gratitude journal to record what you are grateful for
  • Daily meditation to reflect on your life and the joys it has brought you
  • Yoga, to appreciate the movements of your body and soul

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8 New Habits Perfect for 2021

Set one alarm and stick to it

This habit is very important to build over time. I have written about it in other posts, because it is a simple habit with a not-so simple fix that can completely change your mornings and through that change the rest of your day.

Fix your skincare routine and personalize it

A good skincare routine has many benefits. The main benefit is improved skin, which can help you feel lighter healthier and happier. Another benefit is an improved morning and night time routine, because doing your skincare can be very therapeutic. It can also help you wake yourself up in the morning, and help you feel cleaner and nicer before you go to bed.

Keep your calendar on your mind and review it

A calendar is no good if it does not help you. So make sure you keep your calendar in an easily accessible position -next to your bed or your desk to name a few- where you can easily review it and check it throughout the day, and keep it in the front of your mind.

Make your bed

Making your bed is an important morning habit to start your day off right. If your bed is made and your room looks nice, how likely are you to crawl back into it? Not very likely. Making your bed helps you get out of bed and stay there, and the action of doing it helps you get out of a sleeping mindset into a daytime-kickass mindset.

Try new recipes or learn to cook

Cooking as a hobby can be super therapeutic and helpful for clearing your mind, but cooking is also an important skill. If you know how to cook you can prepare nourishing healthy meals for yourself, and maybe your family. And to make cooking fun, try new recipes! Do new things. Who knows, your current favorite meal might not stay in that position for long.

A frequent yoga program that you choose that is correct for you

Finding a yoga program is great for beginner yogi’s who are not very good at choosing their own practices. A yoga program can be anything, beginner, intermediate, hard, and any type of yoga. Yoga offers so many benefits, it can help you stay healthy and it can improve your mind.

Get outside

Theres nothing more amazing than feeling fresh air with all your senses after a long day inside. Try to get outside every day, just for a little bit. The fresh air is more than just a nice sensation. It’s a healthy sensation. Find activities you enjoy and do them outside.

Work on your mindset through books and affirmations

Your mind is just as, and maybe more important than your body. The best ways to improve your mindset are through affirmations and positive books. Affirmations are best spoken in front of a mirror in the morning and at night.

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