Leading up to Christmas and into the New Year, I’m sharing one happiness hack a day, so that you can kick start 2019 feeling positive and with the best mindset for creating change.

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I know comparison is such a hard one to overcome. Most times I go onto social media I compare myself too. It’s hard not to what you’re faced with so much imagery and info about other people’s lives. So first of all, if comparison is something that sabotages your happiness, you’re not alone #thestruggleisreal 

Here’s how I hacked comparison for myself, so that I had a tool I could rely on, when she threatens to ruin my day. 

I realised that when I was comparing, it meant I was also admiring that person for something, which meant there was a complement to be shared there. This helped me shift from making it about what I am lacking into something kind and positive. 

I then committed to myself that every time I compared, I’d seek the compliment instead and reach out to that friend or stranger and share it with them. That always feels nice!

Doing this also shifts you into a more positive mindset which means you’re more able to shift your perspective. This is when you can ask yourself, “Is this comparison truly important to me and if it is, what do I need to do to become this for myself?”

So now, instead of being stuck in your negative inner dialogue, you have action you can take to move forward and get out of your comparison trap. 

Let me know your thoughts. Would you try this? 

And if making 2019 your happiest year yet, is really, really important to you, find out more about my FREE 5-day New Year Kick Starter, by clicking this link http://www.bit.ly/NYKS2019

Lydia Kimmerling

Life Coach, Spiritual Teacher, Speaker, The Happiness Explorer

Hey, I'm Lydia Kimmerling I am MAD, CRAZY, PASSIONATE about helping you to create a life you're super excited to wake up to. Being happy...ish, inspired...ish and fulfilled...ish is never quite enough, is it? When you feel like there is "more" out there for you, it's because there is. A life where you can't remember the last time you worried, stressed or doubted yourself and your friends ask you "What's your secret?" because you GLOW, SPARKLE and SHINE. That can be you and I will show you how. I got my first television job at 17, ran my own restaurant in Panama at 22, taught Hip Hop in Cornwall at 26, was cabin crew for Virgin Atlantic at 28, coached CEO's on confidence at 29, then at 30 took the leap as a certified life & business coach with The International Coaching Federation to launch my very own transformational company called The Happiness Explorer. I am a master of change, so I can tell you that there is NEVER really anything to fear, but has it always been easy? NO! I have blocks, down days and self-doubt too, life doesn't stop throwing you curve balls, it's how you catch the ball and throw it back that changes. Plus, you never know until you try, right? At 32, I now know what the key is to waking up every single day excited about the life you live. It is to know yourself inside and out and to love every part of who you are.The more you know yourself, the more of you there is to love and the more you love yourself, the more you want to give yourself a life you love. The question is…What do you really want?