How often have you compared your life to other people? And perhaps more importantly how often do you end up feeling that YOUR life isn’t as good as THEIR life?
That ‘the grass is greener on the other side’ feeling.
It’s happened to all of us at some stage. Whether you are working full time and envying the people who work part time or run their own business. Run a business? You may well sometimes envy the simplicity and security of people who have a job…and the paid holidays where someone looks after your workload, or at least makes sure thing don’t hit the fan! Or if you work part time you may feel less worthy than your full time colleagues. And if you are a stay at home parent you may feel uncomfortable around the working parents because your day is less frantic ergo it’s of less value.
But here’s the thing – own your life choice. YOU have decided to do the thing you are doing for a reason so remind yourself of that. And if you have fallen into it….now is a great time to get conscious again and figure out what makes you continue to do it…because you don’t have to. There are ALWAYS alternatives.
Envy is a blooming useful emotion because it shines light on the things we want. Use it then let it go…because envy also has an amazing gift of zapping your resourcefulness and leaving you feeling drained and antsy!
What is it about that guy doing what he does that appeals? What is it about HIS choice that makes you feel that YOUR choice is somehow inadequate? It may be that there is juice there to tweak your own life to enhance your own satisfaction.
If, on reflection, your life choice does work for you. Own it, embrace it and make the most of it. Because life moves on, new stages comes, new opportunities come but you will NEVER have right now again.
Love the life you have first.