Of course, it’s true…
By comparing yourself with others there will always be those who
Are better looking
Have more time
Are more successful
You can feel the joy being sapped just reading this list!
But is it true? Is comparison really the thief of joy?
Last weekend, a couple of brilliant members of TEAM17 hosted a ‘How to Winter Well’ virtual retreat.
In one of the breakouts, I was joined by TEAM17 Member, Bolatito. We were talking about comparison and it being the thief of joy.
I assumed everyone would concur but she disagreed, arguing that it isn’t always the case and that you can use comparison in positive ways.
A lively (uplifting) discussion ensued and that made me think:
Here are three simple comparison flips:
1) Rather than be jealous, be inspired.
2) Only compare what you can change – park what you can’t.
3) Know that for everything you want in others, many people would love your life – exactly as it is now.
As we head into the festive season, it’s easy to make negative comparisons.
Don’t let them be the thief of Christmas joy.
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