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candygirrl is doing 42 things including…

Stop comparing myself to other people

13 cheers

 

candygirrl has written 7 entries about this goal

Better

Doing better! Looking good in this department, more and more I am not comparing myself to any other women (celebs or regular). I am my own competition and I want to look and be the best I can look…not worry about how someone else is looking.



Brought it back lol

earlier today I started semi-comparing myself with someone else (I call it semi because it wasn’t fully..I kept catching myself, then trying not to, and then falling back into it again lol) but then finally I prayed and was able to focus on my own good qualities. God is DEFINITELY my backbone and refuge through the problems of life. It seemed a few minutes after I prayed my spirits were lifted and I felt like a weight was taken off of my shoulders. I then began to focus on my good qualities and also focusing on what God thinks of me. I’m getting better at this=)



Progression

I’m progressing with this goal. I definitely catch myself now when I start to compare or when I am like “I wish I had…” Before I would just say it and not really think about it. Now I either don’t say it or don’t even allow myself to entertain that though…instead I’ll think about my own awesome qualities or I’ll immediately change the thought around into an appreciative thought about my awesome qualities. Another thing I’m trying to do as well is look at what I am comparing like for example if its me wishing I had someone’s abs then I will try to achieve it for myself the best that I can. That way its actually benefitting me in a way.



I've stopped most of my comparing

I’ve actually been able to stop most of my comparing by appreciating my own good qualities and focusing on them. I’ve realized that I have alot of great qualities and I like being me. I’m definitely going to keep up my positive thinking as well as searching myself because I love the improvements so far.



I've stopped most of my comparing

I’ve actually been able to stop most of my comparing by appreciating my own good qualities and focusing on them. I’ve realized that I have alot of great qualities and I like being me. I’m definitely going to keep up my positive thinking as well as searching myself because I love the improvements so far.



Got rid of things

I got rid of what I call my “Workout Inspiration” folder. In that folder (on mycomputer) was pictures of people with the kindve body that I wanted…I would save them and use them for inspiration to workout, but the reason why I believe this is harmful is because my body shape is my body shape I don’t even know if their body shape is achievable for me. And plus I should be paying attention to my own body shape and trying to get the best body I can have not the best body someone else can have. It felt good to get rid of all those pictures that would make me feel down about myself because I didn’t measure up. My only competition is myself, and I am my own inspiration.



Doing better!

I started comparing myself to other girls and I almost instantly recognized what I was doing. I won’t lie it did get me down for a while, but instead of staying down I eventually started turning my thoughts positive and thinking of things I loved about myself and my body. So ha! Improvement:)



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