Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login

Perhaps A Little Bit Of Comparing Can Be Helpful

by Marie Vonow (follow)
Chief editor: readyforpets.com Blogs:https://minamaries.blogspot.com.au https://simpleselfimprovement.blogspot.com.au/
Goals (80)      Balance (56)      Achievement (22)      Comparison (2)      High Standard (1)     


Achievement, Balance, Comparison, Goals, High Standard,


We often read that comparing ourselves to others isnít a good thing to do. On the one side it can lead to emotions such as feelings of inadequacy, low self esteem or jealousy, On the other hand it could lead to a feeling of superiority or smugness. Either extreme is negative. However, perhaps a little careful comparison has its place.

I have a tendency to set a high standard for myself. There are numerous things I have done in my life where I felt my achievements were not good enough. I donít think my achievement would have been good enough in my eyes, no matter how well I had done. Over time I have learnt to lower my expectations of myself somewhat. I find it is sometimes helpful to actually compare myself to others, but with care.

At times I look around at others whose achievements or standards are similar to mine and see they are not stressing. They are satisfied with that level. Perhaps I should also be satisfied with that level for myself.

While it can be useful to set goals at a high standard, it is possible to put too much pressure on oneself. It can be that as soon as one achieves a particular goal one feels the need to set a higher goal. This can result in a lot of stress. Ongoing stress can have negative effects on health. It can result in high blood pressure, ulcers, indigestion, sleep disturbance, depression or anxiety. Being stressed can harm your relationship with other people because you are more likely to be irritable and difficult to get on with.

There will always be people who appear to have achieved more than you have. There will always be those who havenít achieved as much. There will always be those who are neater and those who are more untidy, those who are more generous and those who are less generous and so on. Too much comparison isnít helpful but sometimes looking around and thinking, ĎHey, I am doing okay,í may be healthy. It is all a matter of achieving balance in life.


# Achievement
# Balance
# Comparison
# Goals
# High Standard
I like this Article - 3
More Articles by Marie Vonow
The other day I read that if a person wears bright yellow underwear they will feel happier
103 views
I love quotes and have a collection of those that resonate with me
198 views
There is a famous saying, ĎBeauty is in the eye of the beholder
131 views
Most people benefit from doing something creative
262 views
These days we are bombarded with information about all the things we%% should%% be fitting into ou...
49 views
This weekend I attended the local writers' festival and have come home inspired
190 views
view all articles by Marie Vonow
Articles by Marie Vonow on Other Hubs
As well as being a way to create warm garments and rugs, knitting can have health benefits
4 likes
ID: 27337
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
A few months ago I sold my house and moved to a new home
90 views
Many of us fear to speak our mind because we care about what others might think of us or say abo...
6355 views
Money gives us all more choices in life, and is a tool to serve other people
2369 views
Our senses make us more aware of the world around us, sometimes warning us of danger
74 views
I lived the city life and Iím sick of it
960 views
You donít have to be rich to make money, you just have to be practical
3988 views
Oysters not only hold the ability to produce pearls, but to change gender, depending on which wo...
585 views
To attain any form of abundance in your life, you must feel good as much as possible
1975 views
In this day and age, many people hire professional escorts because they what to try something ne...
12222 views
Are you missing something in your life and you donít know what you want? Are you lost and unsure...
1628 views
Categories
 
Copyright 2012-2018 OatLabs ABN 18113479226. mobile version