Comparing Yourself to Others: An Energy Suck You Can Avoid

Comparing Yourself to Others: An Energy Suck You Can Avoid

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Apples and Oranges

One of the biggest ways you can zap your energy is spending time comparing yourself to others.  It’s natural. We all do it. And you know it really gets you nowhere productive. It can really drain you and make you feel like you don’t have the energy to keep up.

Here are some strategies to help you avoid the comparison trap.  The less you compare yourself to others, the more energy you’ll have to live the life you love.

  1. Focus on your actions not outcomes.  Actions are under your control. Outcomes rarely are. Actions done consistently give you satisfaction and a sense of well-being.
  2. Look the other way. Sure role models can be helpful. But is there a person, a blog, a book that you keep looking at, but presents an ideal that seems like you’ll never attain?  Put it on hold, decide what YOU want, and then go back to it when you can glean information to help you with your actions (not your outcomes).
  3. Embrace appreciation.  Especially self appreciation. Every day jot down something you’re grateful for, something you’re looking forward to, and something you’re proud of. This will help transform your overall mindset from comparison to appreciation which will make you feel healthier and more energetic.

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