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7. Look at how far you’ve come.

It’s so easy to take ourselves for granted, especially if you have perfectionistic tendencies. When you’re your own worst critic and only reward yourself for major accomplishments, it makes it rather difficult to accept who you are. As a result, you end up averting your attention to the people you want to be. Take a look at how far you’ve come instead. Who you are today is not who you were ten years ago. Just because you still have a lot of goals and dreams you want to achieve, doesn’t mean there wasn’t any substantial progress made. Give yourself the credit you deserve. Celebrate the good moments, even the small ones.

How do you deal with jealousy? Psych2Go would love to hear your thoughts! Please be sure to leave a comment down below!

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References:

Chung, M. (2017). What Every Introvert Should Know About Jealousy. Introvert Spring. Retrieved November 16, 2017.

Leahy, R. (2008, May 19). Jealousy Is a Killer: How to Break Free from Your Jealousy. Psychology Today. Retrieved November 16, 2017.

Seidman, G. (2014, October 28). What’s Really Behind Jealousy, and What to Do About It. Psychology Today. Retrieved November 16, 2017.

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  1. Hi! Jealousy is a very psychologically interesting topic and there is a lot of evolutionary theory behind it, which makes it a great topic to talk about. Everything here was written and developed well. The suggestions of CBT and mindfulness were a great and very thoughtful addition. However, I noticed that in the introduction, you briefly mention detatchment, but you haven’t expanded on its role and its popularity (if popularity is what you meant by the statement, I wasn’t too sure). I think that there is room for you to explain this further and how this relates to jealousy. But otherwise, great job!

    • Hi Rosie, thanks as always for your input! =) I took in your suggestion and expanded further upon detachment. And yes! CBT and mindfulness are amazing methods I often use when my mental health isn’t doing so well. Thanks so much for reading! I hope you have a great day! =)

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Written by Catherine Huang

Catherine Huang graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a BA in English. She has a penchant for storytelling, ramen, and psychology. Catherine is a writer for Psych2Go and looks forward to reaching out to its growing community, hoping to encourage others to tap into self-examination and confront life's challenges head on with the most difficult questions.

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