Health

It’s Not A Competition

Lately I’ve been comparing myself to others & I absolutely hate myself for it (I know, it’s a little harsh but I know better). I used to do it all the time when I was younger because I didn’t realize I was doing it. But, now that I’m aware that I do it, I try to stop myself.

I think everyone compares themselves with others. I hope it’s not just me. I don’t think it is though. As we evolve with social media, the Internet & tv, it tends to teach us that we’re not good enough as we are. All we see on social media nowadays is diet fad’s, workout routines & how wearing makeup is going to make you look more beautiful. When were bombarded with all these things, we usually start believing them.

I’m aware that I do it but yet, sometimes I can’t stop myself. It all depends in what kind of mood I’m in. Lately, I just realized how much I don’t really feel like myself during the Winter months. I absolutely hate the cold, I hate not being able to go run whenever I want & I hate how the sun never seems to come out. I’ve honestly always disliked Winter, it’s the one season I’m not a fan of but this past week, I’ve realized that that it makes me not feel like myself.

All my life I’ve always looked for the meaning behind everything.

  • Why does an individual act a certain way?
  • Why was she so rude to me for no apparent reason?
  • Why am I so independent?
  • Why do I hate Winter so much?
  • Why am I obsessed with cats?
  • Why do I compare my success with someone else’s?

I always try to find the explanation behind things and I usually do. I’m that quiet-overthinker that analyses everything. I love to observe. When I was younger, I was the shy kid who never talked but observed. That’s my thing. I tend not to talk with large crowds because I observe other people’s behaviours & process what their saying.

To come back to the reason I wrote this post is because I want everyone to be aware that they compare themselves to others & I want all of you to stop doing it. I want everyone to be happy & content with their life, no matter what that looks like to others. Social media shouldn’t be what determines your happiness. All the pictures on IG are filtered anyway so they’re not real. Your success is yours & you should be damn proud of yourself. Your success doesn’t get dimmed because the girl down the street succeeded a little bit more then you. Your’s still counts!

These quotes remind me that I’m important on this crazy, congested planet 🌍

“The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live only as you can”

“No one is you and that’s your power”

Happiness looks different on everyone. We are all different and that’s what makes this crazy planet so great. What’s going to make me happy, may not be what’s going to make you happy.

Goals and dreams are meant to be achieved and lived. One of my dreams is that someday I’ll be living somewhere warm. I wanna get up in the morning with the sun in my eyes & not have to shovel snow or wear big winter boots.

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“Don’t compare your chapter 1, with someone else’s chapter 15. Follow your own path, write your own life story, and never give up on yourself”

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