A Life in Celebration: Why You Need to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

A Life in Celebration: 
Why you need to stop comparing yourself to others.

You know you sometimes do it, and you know it doesn’t make you feel good, but why do you need to stop comparing yourself to others?  This is a little topic that comes up often among bloggers.  It isn’t unusual for this to come up in group chats on Instagram or in blog mastermind groups.

“Enjoy your own life without comparing it with that of another.” – Marquis de Condorcet

Be aware of your triggers:

Social media is one of the biggest triggers for making you compare yourself to others. Limit your time on social media and be aware of what you are doing on there. If seeing others’ feeds, their tropical vacation or seemingly perfect life is a trigger for you feeling bad about yourself, then stop.  

Picture perfect white farmhouse
What are you comparing?

Think about it.  Are you comparing your worst features against someone else’s best features?  

Count your blessings:  

Look for the good in your own life.  What are you good at?  Be yourself and be your best self.  If you want to compare yourself to someone, look at yourself.  I recently found an old email that talked about how excited I was that I had 21 visits to this very blog one day. Look back and see how far you have come and stop comparing yourself to others.

Take away:

The most important things come from the inside, not the outside.
Comparing yourself to others can only bring dissatisfaction.
You are the only one who can be YOU…and YOU are fabulous! 

What I did this week:  

I filled this basket with faux flowers to decorate my mom’s front door.  Fill a basket for your front door this week!  

I set a St. Patrick’s Day tablescape, and I love how it turned out!  I am feeling like I need to plan a menu of corn beef and cabbage now!

Friday night I was LIVE over on Hometalk TV.  If you missed it or want to sign up so you always know when I am going to be live, you can do it here:  Chloe Crabtree on Hometalk TV

Did you see my IG story where I asked what your favorite Girl Scout cookies are?  Make sure to follow along on Instagram! You don’t want to miss what I will be asking next!  

What I am loving this week: 

Cherry pie and cherry juice glasses

How cute is this celebration of cherry pie?  This is from my Instagram friend, Suzanne Zingg.  This is one to follow for sure!    

At Home with Jemma shared the most fantastic recipe for a Mardi Gras King Cake.  This weekend seems just the time to indulge!  

Now, let me know what you have been up to this last week!  I have some exciting things to share this coming week and can’t wait to get them posted here!  

“Comparison is the thief of joy.” — Theodore Roosevelt


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  1. Thanks. Timely message. Remember “The grass is not greener on the other side of the fence. It’s only Astroturf” We must learn to be thankful for what we do have.

  2. Hi Chloe,
    This is my first time on your Blog and I enjoyed it very much. My husband and I visit Celebration every year. We stay at the Marriott Vacation Clubs in Orlando.

    We have attended Sunday mass at the Catholic Church in Celebration. I love the town and the farmers market. I am so happy to have discovered your Celebrate and Decorate

    Many thanks
    Nancy Napoli

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by both the blog, and our community. We used to live in the condominiums right by the Catholic Church. It reflects so beautifully in the pond at night. I hope you get to come by and visit again!

  3. I really enjoyed this post. What most people don’t realize is that the average social media user may only share positive information. Taking a break from social media can definitely help with this. 

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