We all have those moments in life where we look at others and think how good their lives look. Maybe they have something we want, perhaps they appear to have less pressure on them financially or more family support (the irony of this is that you don't even know what is going on with that person and perhaps it isn't all as rosy as it looks!)
It's only human nature to feel a little envious sometimes, it's when that emotion takes over and becomes jealousy that's when we hit trouble.
I used to get into a cycle of comparison quite often and it was really unhealthy for me. It made me feel discontent around my own life and it clouded my ability to feel grateful for what I had already.
So, how did I get out of that emotion?
By instigating a daily gratitude practice.
I know you might be thinking how can something so small be so powerful. But it totally works. Instead of focussing on what you don't have, use a daily gratitude practice to bring to the front all that you do have. It's such a simple technique but it has massive benefit.
If you aren't sure where to start try just writing down 3 things you are grateful for in your life each day. It doesn't matter if you do it in the morning or at night time but try to be consistent. I find doing this at the beginning of the day gives me such a great start. And by writing down 3 things at the end of the day I go to bed feeling so happy and grateful.
So go on give it a go and find contentment with all that you have right here in front of you.