Do you ever read your friends' status updates on Facebook and think to yourself that their life must be so much better than your own? I know I'm guilty of doing that all the time. That's why I have to remind myself of the quote by Steve Furtick that says "The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else's highlight reel." And I honestly think that is a huge part of people being unhappy with their life. They forget that most people only show the world the good things going on in their life and usually keep the bad stuff out of sight. And then they wonder what is wrong with their own life that they don't have just as many good things to share with the world.
This is what I'm going to focus on for my second week of my Happiness Project. I'm still going to go on Facebook and be happy for my friends who have great things going on in their lives. But at the same time, I'm going to stop comparing my life to theirs and realize that nobody's life is perfect. We all have bad things happen to us, it's just a matter of spending more time and energy focusing on the good things instead of always worrying about the not-so-good things.
Can anyone else relate to this cycle of comparing your life to everyone else and then allowing yourself to feel bad about your own situation? If so, please share your thoughts in the Comments section!
My name is Beth and I live in Denver. I am a single lady in my 30's and wanted to start sharing my awesome and amazing life through a blog.