You scroll down your Facebook feed and you see people getting married, going on vacation, having kids, buying new houses, cars, etc and think...it must be nice...in a not so nice way. Then you wonder, why is everyone else’s life so much more exciting than mine? I wish I had what everyone else has…..
We’ve all heard the expression that the grass isn’t greener on the other side and it’s true! The grass is GREENEST where you water it. Wherever you spend time, put energy and effort, that you will cultivate.
Look at your own life, where have you placed your time and energy? Do you place it on your health? If so, you may eat well, exercise, get regular neuro-optimization care, etc. While if your focus is on finances. You may save 10% of your income, invest, etc. Observe that life you have right now. Are there any areas that require more focus?
Comparing to other people does not help you. Firstly, it is not a fair comparison. You are comparing someone else’s outside world and highlight reel with your inside world. Have you known people who’ve been married, had money, had a big house and were not happy? Of course, we all have. Who’s to say that if you achieve all the things you want, you would be happy? Happiness is an inside job. It comes from within. It is a choice. You can choose to be happy in whatever circumstances you find yourself in.
Comparing also robs you of what makes you unique and special. When you want to be like someone else, you lose you.
Instead of comparing, try celebrating. Celebrate the achievements of others. Have you ever had something you were excited to share with others only to find out that people were jealous and talking badly of you behind your back? How did that make you feel? Celebrate the good things in life. When you start to notice all the good, you will then attract more of it in your life. You will begin to see how rich you are.
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Dr. Amanda is a non-traditional chiropractor who focuses on Neuro-Optimization in Ottawa, Canada.