Have you ever just wished you had someone else’s life? Just constantly comparing yourself to other people and what they have going on? Me too and unfortunately I’ve caught myself doing it a little more often which is really pissing me off, to be completely honest. I KNOW everything I want in this life will come to fruition but with social media, it’s hard not to compare. Scrolling down the timeline all you see is young women your age already hella successful, in assumingly loving relationships, with the Louie bags you want, making the money you want, with the snatched body you want…
I know I’m not alone in feeling like this sometimes because I always tell my friends don’t compare themselves to someone else in their craft or life in general but even though I say this but I don’t do it myself, smh. Hypocritical I know, but it’s always easier to give advice than to take your own. Going forward, I want to make a conscious effort to do away with those feelings for good. Recently, my friend Jakal posted a quote on FB which actually inspired this post.
The truest words that could be written in a time like right now. Although my “behind the scenes” isn’t what I want it to be YET doesn’t mean I won’t ever make more money, own designer (which is honestly not THAT important), or be in a loving relationship. PLUS, I’m already losing weight (11 lbs down whoop!) so things are moving in the right direction. As I mentioned in a previous post, my patience needs work and the desire for these things are what works up these thoughts. Ultimately, I have no idea what the lives of people are like off Instagram, it could be complete hell. All I know is when I find myself comparing I need to contrast it with positive thoughts that are happening in my OWN life. I have a lot going on that I can and should be proud of and I need to remember that.
So just as a reminder for the ones who are feeling the same way, know that sometimes the things you want are not what you need RIGHT NOW. It doesn’t mean it won’t ever receive it. God knows the desires of your heart and sometimes what you THINK you need, isn’t for you at all. So let’s stop comparing, start contrasting, and be patient with the wonderful things that are going to manifest in our lives.
Thank you for reading.
Love Always, JoJo♥
Do you struggle with comparing yourself to others? what ways do you get yourself out of it?