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How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others & Other Links to Read in Bed


comparing yourself to others

You know what really sucks? Being the only one of your friends who can’t find a job after college. You know what else really sucks? Being what feels like the last single person on the face of the earth…or at least on Facebook. You know what else really sucks? Comparing yourself to everyone around you who’s seemingly got their entire lives neatly planned while you’re still trying to figure out what’s for breakfast today.

When you feel like your world is one rejection letter or bad date away from crashing down, it is SO easy to think that friends and frenemies have it made — that you’re the only one struggling. But I’m going to let you in on a secret. That sort of thinking is not only going to eat away at you, it’s also entirely incorrect.

As someone who’s been there (and, honestly, is still there a little bit), the jealousy game is no fun. As your confidence droops and your eyes turn green with envy over the amazing new bag so-and-so got with her yearly bonus, I want you to keep these three things in mind.


Attention string cheese lovers (all six of you) — Kraft is expecting a massive string cheese shortage!

This is the face of Justin Bieber’s stripper friend. Yikes.

Miley Cyrus thinks guys watch too much porn. Hear that, Justin Bieber?

This is the inside a guy’s head as he’s waiting for your text.

[Lead image via Vuk Varuna/Shutterstock]