We live in a world inundated with social media, and I’ve noticed a habit of comparison going on — with me, too. Playing the comparison game is stealing so much of our joy and creating unnecessary stress. We can get caught up in a cloud of jealousy as we scroll and see what everyone else has that we don’t, where they’re traveling that we haven’t, etc. If social media is going to be a part of our daily lives, we have to combat and squash this before it becomes a bigger problem.
One way I do this in my own life is framing my mindset differently. One small change can make a huge difference — and this mindset hack is merely focusing on what you have RIGHT NOW that brings you joy. Forget about what you hope to have next month, what you’re saving up for to finally purchase, that trip you’re planning for the summer — forget all of the future plans, and focus on what you have right this moment that brings you joy. It can be big or small, the only thing it has to do is bring you joy. Celebrate your small joys daily (a journal is a great way to make this practice ongoing) and put the spotlight on the things that make you happy in the here and now.
What’s one small joy in your life?