When I’m on Instagram I try not feel jealous or compare myself to others, but it happens sometimes. So I’ve found 3 things to help me with this:
1- I try to have a real conversation with the person. I either slide into those DM’s🏄🏼♀️ (no shame haha) or meet them in person. People are usually pretty cool and I wind up rooting for them to succeed, so it doesn’t make sense to feel jealous anymore.
2- I genuinely compliment the person. When I do this, my feelings suddenly change from envy and comparison, to respect and support.🤜🏻🤛🏻 Plus it boosts my own self-esteem because people who are confident in themselves aren’t afraid to build others up.💪🏻
3- I remind myself that absolutely no one’s life is perfect. That person has struggles or imperfections, and the only reason I’m jealous is because I don’t know what those struggles or imperfections are. And just in case you were wondering, I promise my life is far from perfect!🙃