Highlight Reel

I love this quote, we all constantly compare ourselves with others picking out their best features and comparing them to our own worst. We beat ourselves up about the silliest things and are 1000x harsher on ourselves than we would ever dream of being on someone else! Wouldn’t it be great if we could all see ourselves through someone else’s eyes, our very own highlight reel?

Imagine writing down the top 5 things you hate about yourself, writing them in the third person. Then stand in front of a mirror and read out what you’ve written, would you ever even dream of saying those things to someone else?! Treat yourself with the same respect you would others.We would never say such hurtful things to someone else so why do we constantly do it to ourselves?!

From now on I am going to only see my highlight reel and if I do criticize myself, I’ll balance it out with a compliment on something I love about myself! Or at least try.
Comparison kills all things beautiful & unique, the ultimate truth: Your behind-the-scenes are more honest and beautiful than anything on the highlight reel. 

I don’t think a day goes by where each of us doesn’t compare ourselves to someone else. Maybe it’s a celebrity, a friend, a sibling, a classmate, a colleague. Maybe you’re comparing your beauty, weight, grades, material possessions, strengths, or personality traits.

We all do it. It’s a human drive—comparison gives us context for who we are, why we’re here, and how we find meaning in our lives. The downside is that we tend to compare ourselves to people who have something we think we want or need. 
Comparing ourselves to people we perceive to be “superior” in one or many ways creates envy and jealousy, which clearly does more harm than good. 

We’re constantly comparing our behind-the-scenes to everyone else’s highlight reel. And as a result, we’re losing sight of what we do have, who we are, all the things we can be grateful for, all the ways in which we are enough as is—even with our lazy days, messiness, and hardships. 

You are enough. More than enough. It’s OK not to be OK. So many times we’re told to toughen up, soldier on, smile and get over it.
We are all human, we only share certain parts of our life with the world and how we feel, who we are is valid. There's nothing more beautiful than being who you are.

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