There has been a pretty bad inversion happening in Northern Utah for a couple weeks now... like a cloud of smog sitting on top of the valley, blocking views of our beautiful mountains. It's horrible to breathe, dangerous for some, and the only way it can be wiped out is by a storm passing through.
It reminds me of when my mind gets clouded with negative thoughts. It accumulates when I compare myself with others - "My blog isn't as interesting," "They have a better body than I do,"She's more successful than me," - until I can barely breathe and become blind to my own beauty.
The only way for me to push it out is by getting positive and proactive - reviewing my assets, my talents, what I'm good at, how far I've come, and how close I am to achieving my goals. That's when I stop feeling bad about myself and start working hard.
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I think it's fair to say that we all compare ourselves, especially in blog world. It can bring us down and can make people stop blogging all together - I mean, why even try if someone else out there is doing it 10x better, right? What's the point?
The point is, my dears... we may have similar talents and interests, but we each have something unique to offer and a perspective to share that is all our own. That's what makes the blogging community so amazing, our work environments interesting, and our friendships developing.
My advice if your mind starts to get filled with fog?
Stop reading other people's blogs for a while, and for God's sake get off Pinterest. Just stop worrying about other people in general. Focus on yourself, your unique voice, and your quirks. Forget about being perfect. Forget about trying to be like someone else. Forget about the numbers. Forget about what other people want to read - what do you want to write?
I guarantee the fog will begin to clear, and soon you will find ideas and creativity lingering in every corner. But, no matter what - as long as you're being honest, original, and 100% yourself - you're doing it right.