Stop Comparing Your Life To The Lives Of Your Friends On Social Media
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Stop Comparing Your Life To The Lives Of Your Friends On Social Media

You're you, and only you can decide what is best for yourself.

Stop Comparing Your Life To The Lives Of Your Friends On Social Media
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Here we are again with yet another engagement or baby announcement from a friend who is YOUNGER than you.

Wow. Just wow.

It kind of makes you think about your life and what's not happening in it.

1. You are so incredibly single.

2. You are so looking for a career.

It sucks. It sucks so much when you read another post about someone being in a new relationship, getting engaged, celebrating a new baby, or starting a new career, and you're just trying to get through the day without staining your shirt.

These are the moments when you think to yourself "when is my time or moment going to come?" When will I find that love and happiness that everyone seems to have around you? When will I find the career of my dreams? When will I have "it all" just like everyone else?

These questions take over and cause nothing but anxiety and displeasure. It makes you rethink your entire life and second guess everything you have ever done.

Here's the real question we ALL should be answering: when are we going to stop comparing ourselves to those around us?

I don't want to undermine the feelings of those who feel lost or hopeless in this world, because I get it. However, these feelings of self-doubt and worth are controllable and with much determination can be conquered with some simple thoughts: I love who I am and the life I live.

We need to stop comparing ourselves to what others are doing and where they are in their lives because they are not our own. Each and every single one of us has a different path that will take us on different journeys, leading us to different destinations, at different times.

That was a lot of "different," but you get the point...

So your best friend is married, another has a kid, another has their dream job, and you are still in school trying to figure it all out as you hide behind that bottle of wine.

Let me be the one to tell you that it's all going to be okay, and you will figure it all out. Don't rush it. Don't rush your life and settle for things just because everyone else is doing it. You're not everyone else.

You're you, and you know what is going to be best for you.

So the next time you get the “FOMO blues,” remind yourself that you are where you're supposed to be for a reason. Close that app and focus on what you need to do to get yourself to where you want to be. Stop comparing yourself and start living the amazing life you were given.

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