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Three Steps to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

Comparing yourself to other people has seemed to become an overly popular trend of 2016, and social media certainly hasn’t made getting out of that habit any easier. I’ll be the first person to admit that I compare myself to other girls all the time. I know it’s not healthy and I have fallen so deep into the habit that I’m able to see when it begins to affect my mental and sometimes physical health.

Learning to stop comparing yourself is an art I’m still waiting to master, but I have gone about a month-and-a-half without doing it before, and let me tell you, it was the happiest time of 2016 for me. I’ve discovered a few great tricks that helped me snap out of the “but what if I looked like her” attitude. Here they are:

1. Get off Social Media

I don’t mean forever, but at least for parts of your day. It is so easy to fall into comparing yourself to other people when you hop on Instagram or Facebook. I try to keep as many notifications off for social media as I possibly can ,so I’m not bound to end up on it so often.

2. Find something you love to do, and do it often.

This can be writing, reading, baking or honestly even binge watching a show on Netflix. Doing something you love is loving yourself, and it’s a great way to relax your mind.

3. Compliment yourself at least twice a day.

I can’t even tell you how good it feels when I look in the mirror and say one or two things nice about myself. Saying these things out loud is a great way to make your brain rethink the things you feel about yourself. And, if you want to take it one step further grab a dry erase marker and write the compliments on the mirror.

These steps aren’t the quick fix to comparing yourself to others, but they are a good starting point. It’s nice to compliment other people and make them feel good about themselves, but it is well deserved to compliment yourself and make yourself feel good too.

Take a moment to love yourself a little more today, you deserve it!

My name is Karina Laufenberg. I'm a junior in college trying to discover self-love and the tastiest cupcake in the world. I'm eye-brow obsessed, a book worm, overly active on Instagram (follow me), a Netflix addict and a lover of writing.
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