3. Stop Comparing!
Life is not a race
Easy for me to say, I know.
It often starts at school, with all that Negative Feedback.
How I remember the sinking feeling in my stomach as the Maths test results were announced in front of every one. How I wished the ground would open and swallow me up.
I was never up there with the A grade students.
And how I envied them their apparent perfection. For that’s what it was. of course. No-one can possibly be confident in all areas.
My best friend is an amazing cook.
I used to compare myself to her all the time.
Until I realised there was no point.
Cooking is simply not one of my skills.
But I have others!
You must be your own ‘best friend’.
Treat yourself as you would treat her/him. Notice all your ‘goodstuff’, your skills and strengths. Leave all those other skills to everyone else!
- Notice all your ‘good stuff.’
- Give yourself some well- earned praise.
- Relax and be confident in the skills you know you have.
‘Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.‘