Comparison is everywhere, whether you want it to be or not. The luxury of social media makes it easier than ever to see what other Moms are up to. We look at the lives they live, the children they have, and the homes they've bought and soon..we start feeling less than. I wanted to share a few simple truths with you that will help you stop the comparison game and help you start living YOUR best life.
Embrace Your Positives
Every Mom is equipped with a set of positive traits. For some Moms, this might mean they're known as the "fun" Mom. Other Moms are a little better than some at organization. Think about the things that you're good at and focus on those things. Make those skills stand out, hone them until you've mastered them and center your parenting around the things that you do well.
Don't Shake Your Negatives
Even the things that you consider negatives make your parenting style uniquely you and they shouldn't be thrown aside! Many times, negative things can actually be blessings in disguise. Maybe you're a little more laid back than you'd like. That go with the flow mentality might be just what your child needs to thrive! Everything about you was perfectly designed for YOUR child specifically. You are the only one who can parent them like you! It can be easy to see the negative things about ourselves without looking at the silver lining.
Unplug or Unfollow
I like looking at gorgeous pictures on Instagram as much as the next girl, but when I go from admiring to comparing..it's time to unplug. Taking intentional time away from social media not only clears your head, but it allows you to see the impact that comparison has on your attitude, thoughts and life. If you can't fully give up social media, try unfollowing those accounts that you stalk. :)
Practice GratitudePractice being thankful for the things that you already have. You might not have a picture perfect home, but you have a place to lay your head at night. Thinking of the things we have as gifts gives us a sense of perspective and it also helps us to realize that there are many people who have it way worse than we do!
Have you ever compared yourself to another Mama? How do you overcome comparison?