It’s simple to become concerned with comparing oneself to others. Comparison is often a useful method of improving oneself.
For instance, seeing that a friend of yours has gone on to achieve a graduate degree inspires you to work harder at your own education.
However, comparing oneself to others can also harm your emotional well-being and sense of self-worth. Feelings of weakness are frequently induced by comparison.
You may even increase your risk of developing depression if you continuously compare yourself to others.
When we compare ourselves to others, it’s usually with people we know: our family members, friends, classmates, and neighbours. This comparison may be made for something more general or for appearance, relationships, wealth, professional achievement, or aspirations.
According to studies, persons who frequently compare themselves to others are more likely to feel envious, regretful, guilty, and defensive feelings.
On social media, where you may view a highlight reel of other people’s relationships, families, and seemingly picture-perfect lives, negative social comparison can seem impossible to escape.
Research shows that time spent on social media can lead to feelings of despair and loneliness, particularly among teens who are more likely than any other age group to compare themselves.
One problem with social media is that users often only disclose positive aspects of their lives, leaving out some of the more unpleasant ones.
On social media, where you may view a highlight reel of other people’s relationships, families, and seemingly picture-perfect lives, negative social comparison can seem impossible to avoid.
How to manage comparison?
When we struggle with comparison, we devalue ourselves and our worth. We frequently compare because we feel the need to measure our progress. When we compare ourselves to others, we are essentially asking, “Am I enough? Do I go far enough? Am I performing well enough?
It’s healthier to try and use other people’s positive traits or successes as encouragement when it comes to self-comparison, whether it be in real life or on social media.
So, the next time you find yourself comparing your life to someone else’s, take a moment to think of all the things you’re grateful for.
Therefore, take a moment to reflect on all the things you are thankful for the next time you catch yourself comparing your life to someone else’s.
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