It’s a Sunday morning and you’re innocently scrolling through Facebook on your phone, there’s nothing to get up for yet so why not? Plus, a little Facebook before breakfast never hurt anyone, right?
You find yourself saying to the cat; “WTF! How the hell has she lost all that weight?…And she’s just got engaged in the Caribbean…What! And he wrote a love poem in the sand…Holy Mackerel!”
One hour later…
You’re still looking through her profile and discover that they had only been together for a few months, that she must be earning really good money because they travelled first class and she’s still friends with Louisa from class B, who is still untouchably beautiful and seems to have her own very successful business.
Three hours later…
You haven’t got out of bed (spin class is out of the window then) and you’re beating yourself up for having no one in bed beside you, crucifying yourself for the chips you had last night and fending off tears because you can’t see how you’ll ever be as successful as Louisa.
Day ruined. Monday looking heavy. Week ahead filled with comparison.
It may sound like an excerpt out of Bridget Jone’s Diary but comparison is very real and it can grasp the best of us in it’s fierce fist, screwing you up, all tight and purse lipped like the last and lonely prune to be eaten from your snack pack, until you don’t even know who you are anymore. Then before you know it you find yourself telling friends that you feel depressed-even though when on paper, life is good.
When it gets this bad, you need an expert, cue Lucy Sheridan.
I’ve just jumped off Skype from a super energised and inspirational chat with Lucy Sheridan, the comparison free coach and although the above story is not hers, her ending and ‘enough is enough’ moment, sounds similar. Three years of feeling very dark, very low and very stuck, until she found a way to feel good again-comparison free.
She’s the co-author of #HIGHERSELFIE and has shared her highly valuable tips on Oprah’s Life Class, and I was absolutely over-the-moon when readily and excitedly, she agreed to share her story and tips with me.
Lucy believes that everyone experiences some kind of comparison at some point in their lives and I happen to agree. Ok, it may not get everyone in it’s grip as it did for Lucy, but by sharing her story she’s opened the door for more people to talk about comparison and realise that just accepting it, isn’t ok.
Are you ready for your ‘enough is enough’ moment too? If so keep reading because this is for you.
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