Comparison is the thief of joy.
I was watching one if my favorite YouTubers, Raven Elyse, over the weekend and her most recent vlog really summed up how I’ve been feeling lately. At times I feel stuck. So stuck to the point that I get frustrated, depressed, and then I’m no longer productive.
In Raven’s video she discussed how she wanted to film her highly requested apartment tour, but then after watching one of her favorite YouTubers office tour, she couldn’t help but rant. She talked about watching what others have affecting your mood if you’re not where you want to be or experiencing the lavish side of life.
I could not help but rewind the clip because I feel some type of jealousy within from time to time looking at the lives of others. Whether I know them personally or not, it affects me. I would love a vacay out the country, or get sponsored content for my blog. I’d love to have a lavish makeover done to my home or land that dream job I want.
Comparing yourself to others can really kill your mood. I can get so upset some times dwelling on what I don’t have that I forget just how blessed I am. I forget that while I’m not where I want to be that one day I’ll get there. I’m not sure when that day is, but comparing my shortcomings to others accomplishments adda nothing to my life.
Raven mentioned in her video that she stopped following some people just because she couldn’t keep dwelling on what they were doing. That didn’t mean she disliked them, b that subs conscious selfishness was taking over. You can become so engrossed and obsessed with the loves of others that you’ll go crazy.
Sometimes you just have to take a step back to refocus on you. Stop worrying about others and do all that you can to get where you ultimately want to be. I love drawing inspiration from other people, but never let their success consume you.
Check our Raven’s latest vlog below.