i love social media, but sometimes it gets a bit of a bad reputation. it's great for keeping in touch with friends, connecting with people, communication, and many other great things, but there is also the potential to compare yourself/your life to what you see on the screen. it's easy to see what other people have/what they're doing/how they look and get jealous/sad/mad. we all know the feeling. it's pretty miserable so here are my tips for avoiding the comparison trap.
1. keep a written list of all the great things about your life
when you find yourself wishing you had what someone else has, a list helps you feel happy about what you do have.
2. set goals
it's hard to be jealous of others when you are busy celebrating your own achievements.
3. be kind to yourself
appreciate what you do have and how hard you worked to get what you have
it takes a little effort, but we really can be perfectly happy with the life we have.