Comparison Is The Thief of Joy

I had a moment recently where I needed to stop and check-in with myself. Amidst new and exciting opportunities, pursuing personal projects, work and living life, I found myself unconsciously being caught up in comparison. As something I actively work on reformatting my brain to steer clear from, I’m met with mixed emotions; how did I not realize sooner that it was comparison at the root of my discomfort and anxiety? How can I be more gentle with myself when I slip into this old habit that we are conditioned to believe is a necessary part of life? How can I set myself up for success so it doesn’t happen again? And what immediate action do I need to do now? I started where I always feel called when I have an idea spinning endlessly in my brain-- to my words. I began to write. I opened a page, wrote [...]