Stop Comparing and Start Living

Recently I read a social media post from a friend who struggles with her weight. She had gone to her local gym and before she could even grab a dumbbell she noticed a “thin,” “fit” girl wearing the EXACT same outfit.

“It was like looking at a before and after,” my friend posted with a sad emoji. It broke my heart because this woman is a wonderful wife, mother, and active member of her community. She is intelligent, funny, and attractive. But she didn’t see those things—what she saw was a “before” picture because she had fallen prey to the comparison game.

Trust me, I get it—and we all do it at some point in our lives—but it’s terribly unproductive and won’t help get you where you want to be. This article offers some sound advice on ways to stop comparing and start being comfortable with YOU. And being YOU is the only way to be