Why Comparison is a Killer to Creativity and Confidence

Comparison is the greatest killer of creativity and confidence.

Seriously, comparison sucks.

As someone that works in social media, I know how easy it is.

It’s easy to look at others’ Instagram profiles and start to compare yourself.

“They have it all,” we think to ourselves.

You see other people’s travel photos; their wedding videos; their perfectly curated brunches; and you feel like your life isn’t as glamorous.

The thing to realize is this: people are posting their best stuff.

When you find yourself in the comparison mindset, you’re comparing your mediocre to other people’s bests.

It’s not even an equal comparison to make.

Not to mention, comparing yourself to others only serves to kill your confidence and zap your current joy.

Reframing the mindset:

It comes down to reframing.

It’s about adopting a more positive perspective.

Rather than comparing yourself to others, use others Instagram feeds as inspiration for what is possible for you.

Don’t tell yourself that these things are unattainable for you.

Dive into a gratitude practice and focus on everything you do have to be grateful for.

That’s why, through Socialmerk, Jen & I are trying to flip the script.

We’re not just talking about the good; we’re discussing anxiety, depression,¬†and perfectionism.

Our channel is dedicated to showing up with real talk and showing you that we’re human, just like you.

We’re two women working on ourselves and doing our best every single day.

If you’re comparing yourself to others right now, you need to know that you’re not alone. We’ve both been there.

However, the more you do the work, the less time you spend dwelling in comparison.

It comes down to putting in the effort and doing the work. It’s not easy, but it’s so worth it!

What do you think? Do you find yourself caught in comparative thinking?

Share your experience in the comments below!

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