Do You Like You?

Comparison is the Thief Of Joy.

I said yesterday in my stories on IG that working out is a “different kind of Bear for me”, quickly following it I said, “I don’t know why though” I do know why. It’s because I’m in a constant state of comparison.

I tried hot yoga today which was 1,000% outside my comfort zone. I have been working on venturing outside that box & doing things that challenge me. While winding down in the class a song came on, called “Try” by Colbie Caillat. (linked & worth the listen). I had heard this song a long time ago and listen to it pretty frequently; the words just really resonated with me. I took that as a little bit of a sign, that maybe I’m where I’m supposed to be.

I have also been living by some of the lyrics in that song. “Do you like you?”

I have really been letting myself feel the effects of that question. My biggest “flaw” I’ve found is comparison. I was living in a constant state of comparison for all the things. Not just my health/body, but my parenting, my career, my faith, my marriage, this blog… nearly every aspect of my life. In the last couple of months, I have been admiring instead of comparing. It’s truly made a difference for me. I will continue to try to admire, compliment, hit goals, invest in my circle, invest & embrace in myself. But i will NOT continue to try to be somewhere I’m not. I will not continue to question myself.

I know we’re all guilty of it. Maybe you’ve already tackled this. But for me, this a whole new realm, maybe it’s part of getting older. {Hello , thirty} or maybe it’s the power you let social media have over your life. I can’t quite put my finger on it. If you’re struggling with this right now, I just wanted to let you know you’re not alone.

Just know that your life is as unique & just as much yours to be what you want it to, as your finger print, never let yourself believe otherwise.