Are you in the habit of negatively comparing yourself to others, our friend?
If so, then we'd like to share a little story we wrote that we recently posted on social media :)
"Negative Self-Comparisons Are My Kryptonite"
I have this destructive habit of negatively comparing myself to other people. Of course, this makes social media really dangerous for me - what with so many people posting pictures of their perfect bodies, luxurious holidays, happy weddings, beautiful children and so on and so forth. But lately, I've been remembering to tell myself something that my therapist recently mentioned:
"Try not to compare your behind-the-scenes moments with other people's highlight reel."
Now of course, this is easier said than done - but even just reminding myself of this seems to be a positive step in the right direction. Some days, I just repeat it over, and over, and over again to myself like a mantra, and usually, it helps me to feel at least a little bit better about myself.
We hope you've found this little story we wrote helpful, our friend.
All our love,
The Depression Project Team.
P.S. If you have a habit of negatively comparing yourself to others and feeling bad about yourself as a result, then we have two journals as part of our collection that we think you'll find really helpful: