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Comparison: the thief of joy

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Comparison: The Thief Of Joy

Hello my loves!

I hope you had an amazing weekend. I could sit here and tell you how fast the weekend went and how I don’t want Monday to come, but I am trying a new thing where I am being positive and thankful for the week ahead and all the opportunities it will bring!

Since day one, I promised myself (and you) that I will always be real and open. I am coming up on my one year blogging anniversary and looking back there has been so many amazing moments but also some pretty hard ones. I know that blogging looks pretty easy from the outside but friends let me tell you something. It’s hard. 

One of the things that I think we all struggle with at some point or the other (be it with blogging or anything else) is comparison. Yup, that one little word that can literally tear you apart. Why did she get that opportunity and not me? If only I was a bit skinnier. If only I looked more like her. If only I had more followers.

 These any many other thoughts have gone through my head one to many times this past year. There were so many times I wanted to throw in the towel and thanks to my amazingly supportive hubby I am still here. And let me tell you something, I am so glad I didn’t quite!

One thing that has helped me get through my “tougher days” is prayer and taking step back. Put your phone away and go for a walk. Think about your why. Why did you decide to start blogging or your business? One quote that has stuck with me is “don’t compare your start with someone else’s middle.” Everyone started at 0 at some point!

I am here to tell you that you are so incredibly talented and unique! There is no one out there quite like you. Yes of course it takes time, but what good thing doesn’t? Keep creating that amazing content, be authentic and true and I promise people will respect that and read your blog because they can relate to you.

How have you dealt with this in the past? I would love to hear from you in the comment section below! If you want to send me a note, please feel free to do so at: agracefullifeblog@gmail.com.

xo Anca

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xo, Anca
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8 thoughts on “Comparison: the thief of joy

  1. Wow! This touches my heart and I can imagine how you feel, because I feel the same way sometimes. But the most important thing like you said is to remain focus and authentic. I love you as a blogger and brightens my days every time you post and I thank God you didn’t give up. I also turn into prayers when I feel giving up. Xoxo

  2. As much as we want to say we don’t compare ourselves to others (especially in this blogging world) I know we all do, because we’re all just humans. But I completely agree that there are ways to NOT do it or else we’ll drive ourselves crazy 🙂 Thanks for this post and reminding me (us) of that!

  3. Thank you for sharing! This is so true! It’s so easy to compare and contrast on social media, especially as a blogger. Keep pushing through my dear! You’re fabulous.

  4. This is so great- even if you`re not a blogger. Comparison really is the thief of joy.Praying we all see our worth and how uniquely we are created. Love you!

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