Envy isn’t a sexy topic to talk about, but the truth is that every human being experiences envy at some point in their lives.
No matter how successful you are, there’ll always be moments where you feel that pang in the pit of your stomach. It’s part of being human, but it’s not always comfortable, right? However, there are easy steps you can take that’ll help you to make peace with your jealously and live a life full of pure generosity and love.
Acknowledge your feelings.
There’s no point in denying how you feel. Let yourself feel the emotions.
What exactly is it that makes you feel jealous? Is it the fame? The body? The house? The money? The friends? The connections? Try to go from the pervasive feeling of jealousy to finding out what exactly is making you feel that pang in your stomach. The more detailed you can get the better.
Determine whether you’ll really want to go after that thing you’re so jealous about.
For example, if you want that body, are you willing to give up eating pie? If you want that money, do you really want to climb the career ladder and give up time with friends and loved ones? Be true to yourself and brutally honest here.
Make gratitude your attitude.
Set yourself a challenge of writing down ten blessings every day for the next week or so. You’ll be surprised how full and rich your life already is. Realize that the world is full of abundance and there’s room for all of us to have what we want. Just because someone has that thing you yearn for, doesn’t mean you can’t get it. Quite to the contrary! If someone has what you want, it just shows you what’s possible and what you can achieve too! However, it all starts with being grateful for what you already have!
Seek a conversation.
As a teenager I was super jealous of a friend who was tall and a beautiful dancer. She was in my grade and so one day, I shared with her how I felt. Her answer? I wish I was as good in school as you are! How in the world do you have such good grades? She made me see that I have value too and that there are things about her that aren’t perfect. Talking about it can really help both parties involved. Yes, it will make you feel vulnerable, but in vulnerability comes change, right?
Meditate on it.
I have a beautiful meditation track for you that you can download over at annesophie.us/meditate. It’s free and it takes only a few minutes. Go over there and download it. It’ll help a lot.
Be the giver.
If you can, give to the person you feel envious of. Help her out in any way possible. Make her life easier and make her feel appreciated and loved by you. This will stretch and train your generosity muscle and it’ll help you to really start believing in the law of abundance that rules this world.
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