I don’t consider myself an especially competitive person.
I motivated by simply enjoying what I’m doing rather than external pressure.
But alas, sometimes I find myself harshly comparing myself to other people: how I look, what I’m doing, how I’m doing it, how I act.
You know that feeling?
It’s intimidating! And stressful!
So I simply remind myself of one sentence and everything gets better. Are you on the edge of your seat yet?
My new mantra is:
One of my favourite bloggers, Lauryn, brought this into my life.
It’s so simple but I love the idea of it.
Imagine a swimming competition. You have to stay in your lane and focus only on what you’re doing. It’s really hard to keep swimming if you constantly look at the people next to you.
Staying in your own lane means just focusing on what you’re doing and how you can do it best; regardless of the people around you.
Comparing is something we all do waaaaay too much.
So next time you’re stressed out about someone else’s work, look, friends or actions, take a minute to step away and find your lane again.
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What is your go-to mantra to de-stress?