When we compare ourselves to others we fall in to the comparison trap giving our power away in the process. This lowers our self-esteem and has a knock on effect to our happiness and well-being. As we are all unique although connected we cannot judge ourselves against others. We are not after all comparing like with like in for example appearance, lifestyle, beliefs and values. By falling in to the comparison trap we set impossible standards and expectations of ourselves that may leave us feeling dissatisfied as it will never be enough. Having clear goals is fine as long as they are your own, are attainable and realistic. If not why are you setting them? If your answer is to be like someone else why not be the best self you can be instead?
Ankhra Laan-Ra. Glasgow based Well-being and Fitness Coach.