Comparisonitis How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others and Be Genuinely Happy by Melissa Ambrosini HarperCollins Publishers Australia
Do you compare yourself with others all the time? I know that I do. Melissa Ambrosini got herself into such a state partly by doing this that she ended up in hospital! Comparing yourself to others can be good if it is inspirational, but in most cases it is toxic, destructive and a waste of time. Envy even leads to hostility for no reason, as we all know. Regard it as an illness, and treat it with Melissa's techniques and suggestions, which I will certainly try!
She worked in industries as a dancer, actor and TV presenter, where comparison was actually encouraged, and for a long time she failed to see why her self-esteem was low. When she finally did, she concluded that each one of us is a miracle, and worked out a technique called ACES which helps prevent 'comparisonitis'. She provides suggestions for parents, using social media and looking at the posts of influencers. She includes helpful summaries at the end of each chapter.
Learning how to focus on positive energy, shutting the door on your Inner Critic, keeping away from social media, finding your purpose in life - all these will help. Melissa shows readers how to stay away from toxic comparisons, and use comparisons to inspire them in a positive way.
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