Advice

Life is All Perspective

“I’m so short”
“No you’re not, you’re 5’8. That’s so much taller than me.”
“Yeah, but I’m short compared to her.”

Stop comparing yourself to others. Comparing is one of the biggest roads to unhappiness. When you start comparing yourself to other things and people, you only end up with disappointment. “Why can’t I be as tall as her” “Why is she so much prettier than me?” “I wish my life could be as fun as hers” “I wish I could find a love like The Notebook”. It’s not that hard – just simply stop. Rather than looking at your life as a contest or competition with other people on who can be the best, start looking at your life as yourself; the way it should be.

When you wake up in the morning, wake up to please yourself and do what makes you happy. Get ready how YOU want, not how you think other people would want of you. Let YOURSELF determine who you are and how you act, not the judgemental people around you.

Comparing can be both good and evil. People use it for upsizing and downsizing themselves. “I may not have that much money, but I’m still more fortunate than children in Africa”. “I got a C+ on the test – but so did everyone else!”

I figure that life is all about perspective, and it changes depending on the way you look at things. Yes you may think 18 years old is young – compared to your parents. But 18 is also old compared to a baby. You always have to be thinking about the entire picture and getting everyone’s perspectives and points of views. Don’t get mad at people or judge people so quickly. Always take time to think about situations and acknowledge that everyone and everything is different and the world can be seen from many different perspectives. Whenever you are in a situation, put yourself in another persons shoes, and always look at the situation from multiple perspectives. That way you’re able to get a better understanding of it all.

You are you and that’s all that matters. Not which friend got a higher grade in a class, or who has longer hair or prettier nails. Disregard the irrelevant comparing in life because all it brings is disappointment. Focus on what makes you happy. Focus on you.

 

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3 Comments

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    Anna
    August 1, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    How your daily meal plan look like?

    • Reply
      Katrina
      August 2, 2014 at 5:07 pm

      Green smoothie for breaky, tons of fruit or oatmeal for lunch, then a huge salad with veggies for dinner. And snackage in between

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    Carmen
    August 2, 2014 at 8:58 am

    Katrina, I’m recovering from an eating disorder, when I read your article about calories, I stopped counting them, this was a huge step. I show your page to my nutritionist to show I can be vegan and eat well. In all this process, your blog helped me. So, I came here to thank you, you are inspirational.
    Greetings from south America (Sorry for my poor english)

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