Beware of Comparison

This is my entry for Six Word Saturday:

I truly agree with this quote by Theodore Roosevelt. Usually, I find myself feeling hopeful and happy about my situation in life. However, when I start looking at someone elses situation (especially when my brain chemistry or hormones are out of whack and I’m depressed), I become even more depressed and anxious and self-conscious. I start to believe I am a failure, ugly, unsuccessful, stupid, poor, too heavy, or any variety of other bad situation. In reality none of these are true. To make matters worse, if I continue delving into this comparison mentality, I find myself silently in my mind putting other people down to make myself feel better from my initial comparisons. In the end, comparison becomes a sad, negative, counterproductive action.

Instead of comparing, the graphic below shows a better alternative.  Be the best you, you can be.

I found the motivational graphics above on Pinterest.  You can find more Pins by clicking on the graphics or going to

What the Six Word Saturday challenge is about as described by Call Me Cate:

Want to play along? All that’s necessary to participate is to describe your life (or something) in a phrase using just six words. For more information, try clicking here. Feel free to explain or not explain. Add an image, a video, a song, nothing. I love seeing what everyone does with their entries.

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About Claudia

Hi!! My name is Claudia. Blogging is sort of a creative/therapeutic activity for me. I blog about being a wife, mother, student, caseworker, and simply being human through photography, words, music, and blog challenges. Mental illness has also been part of my life, so you'll sometimes find mental health and psychology in my posts. I've dealt with anxiety and depression most of my life. And my husband has bipolar disorder. My hope is that I may show readers that it is possible for people to live positive, productive lives despite mental illness, challenges, or frustrations. View all posts by Claudia

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