People only post the best parts of their lives on social media, so it's easy to find ourselves making comparisons. Next time, figure out whether your feelings are telling you to get better at something, and set a goal to do so.
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Tiny Buddha explains how these moments, when you compare yourself to others, might be an opportunity to see which areas of your life you really want to improve:
As unpleasant as these comparisons can feel, they can serve a positive purpose in that they inform us of an area of our lives that may benefit from some improvement. The incident served as a reminder that I want to be secure enough in who I am and where I am in life that I don't feel the need to measure it in comparison to anyone else (least of all, a stranger).
Maybe you wish you had a better relationship with your family, or were more health conscious, and see other people doing these things and it makes you feel low. There's really no end to what we could compare ourselves to on these sites, but the comparisons can be reshaped into something positive.
We can find inspiration to better ourselves almost anywhere, and social media is no exception. Hit the link below to read some other tips on how to deal with comparing yourself to others on social media.