Do you feel like you’re behind in your life? Have you ever said to yourself, “I should be further ahead by now!”? It’s such a discouraging place to be. But what’s worse, this feeling keeps you from moving forward and getting to where you want to be. At the end of the day, you just keep feeling stuck and worried. So, if that’s the case, you’ll want to keep reading to learn how to stop feeling behind in your life.
According to life coach and author of Make Every Man Want You, Marie Forleo, believes this feeling of being behind in life is actually a sickness. In fact, people can feel it no matter how much they accomplish or how old they are.
But there is one very important step to overcome this sickness of feeling behind. It’s not easy and it definitely takes discipline and some vigilance, but it’s totally worth it in the end. Are you ready?
It’s time to stop comparing yourself to others.
As Forleo likes to put it, every time you compare yourself to others, it’s like doing shots of a very bad liquor. And it leaves you with a comparison hangover, where you feel anxious, hopeless and frustrated.
What’s worse, comparison is very good at taking away your happiness, since you never feel satisfied with what you have or where you are.
So how can you stop comparing and stop feeling behind in life?
Forleo recommends putting on some blinders, so you don’t spend so much time watching everyone else. This can mean going on a social media detox and unfollowing people who trigger your comparison habits. It can also mean cutting out unrealistic portrayals of reality on TV or magazines.
When you stop focusing on whatever everyone else is doing, you get to spend all of your energy, focus and intention on what you want to do. That will help you get to where you are and you’ll probably stop feeling behind in now time.