Comparison is the thief of joy

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The grass is always greener on the other side….

If you are in a place in your life where you are worried about what others are doing or have, I want you stop right here, today! Its time to water your own “grass”. When you are truly happy with your life you will have the most beautiful garden and not be one bit concerned about other peoples grass. If fact you may have enough “water” to help others water theirs too.

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The grass is greenest where it is watered.

If you are looking at someone else’s life and comparing with envy, or dreaming of a better life, I want you to take notice in that. Even write down the things you see in other people that you “dislike” them for having. Then look at what you wrote down, in most cases these are things you are lacking to “water” for yourself. We tend to see what we don’t like about ourselves in other people and envy or dislike them for it. This isn’t healthy……At first, this can feel difficult.  We must bust the myth that we can have someone else’s life, someone else’s castle, someone else’s lawn. We only have our own.  But that is the pivotal spot.  Accept reality for what it is,  develop it on it,  improve it, and to grow it. I think the cliche should be changed to: “The grass is only as green as we keep it.”

Happiness is a state of mind.

How you achieve happiness? Make new friends, settling into a fitness routine, finding ways to enjoy “the moment”…….

Remember that all we ever have is right now. Forget about the past. Don’t worry about the future. Take each day as it comes, and most of all, stop thinking that the grass is greener, because it never really is.

When you feel yourself losing focus and wondering if your happy, bring yourself back to the present, look at what you already have, look around you and enjoy the moments that are happening right now. Find peace in reading a good book, doing some gardening, exercising. Take in the sights, smells, and sounds and breathe deeply. Start to notice what is happening right now, and I guarantee you’ll find your peace. Its time to water your own lawn!

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Author: jennyinjasper

Beachbody health and fitness coach. Mother of three amazing children. Living in the Canadian rocky mountains. Knitter. Wife.

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