Due Date: Friday, February 28
Ever since I can remember, I’ve wavered between feeling extremely grateful for being who I am and having the life that I do, feeling discouraged about where my life is headed, and enjoying making others jealous. I never thought about this last one being caused by envy, but it very well could be.
I’m most grateful for my personality. Although I struggle with social awkwardness from time to time, empathy for others leads me in enriching directions. I analyze situations as best I can before acting, leaving more room for success and less for failure. Above all, I’m eager to question what I think to be true – even if it scares me at first – and enjoy the times I’m wrong and learn something new.
Yeah, the majority of the time, I’m my own biggest fan.
But, I’m easily discouraged. This happens about once every two to three months. I feel as if everything is going wrong and I can’t fix it. I can usually sleep it off and feel better in the morning, but other times, I fester, and fester a lot.
These two personality traits probably fueled my desire to make people jealous.
Negative opinions about yourself or others are toxic and should be worked through and resolved. This is easier said than done, but effort toward a better you is never wasted. Ever since realizing about the jealousy thing a few years ago, I’m able to catch myself and stop. I ask, “Would you still do this if no one was paying attention?” and if I say no, I talk myself out of doing it. It feels much better, that’s for sure.
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