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Episode 132: How to Escape the Comparison Trap

We all fall into the comparison trap at one point or another I’m sharing five ways to support yourself and escape comparisonitis when you find yourself stuck.

132: How to Escape the Comparison Trap

A couple of weeks ago, while under the weather with COVID, I was stuck in bed for three days. I turned to social media to pass the time and distract myself from my discomfort. That's where the comparison monster came to find me.

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Show Notes

A couple of weeks ago, while under the weather with COVID, I was stuck in bed for three days. I turned to social media to pass the time and distract myself from my discomfort.

That’s where the comparison monster came to find me.

I fell down the Facebook rabbit hole and compared myself with every accomplishment and success I saw on my feed. The longer I scrolled, the worse I felt.

It wasn’t until I started feeling better and returned to my routine that I looked back and realized exactly what had happened. Hindsight clarified how I could have better supported myself during that time.

That’s the inspiration behind this episode. Today I’m sharing the five things you can do to escape the comparison trap when you find yourself stuck and how I applied them to help make sense of what I was experiencing.

Topics covered

  • How my time with COVID highlighted the dangerous link between social media and comparison
  • The connection between physical and mental health
  • What it looks like to “name it and claim it”
  • Identifying the unmet needs that comparisonitis is pointing to
  • Address the root cause
  • Limit your exposure to the things that trigger comparisonitis
  • Take a moment to remember your wins

Resources mentioned

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TRANSCRIPT

 

Well, hello, my friend! I am so happy you are here with me for this week's episode of the Coach with Clarity Podcast. As always, I am your host, Lee Chaix McDonough and if you are a longtime listener, you've probably already picked up on the fact that my voice doesn't sound quite like it normally does. And that is because I am still getting over COVID. I managed to escape this virus for about two and a half years. But it found me about 10 days ago, and it is definitely making up for lost time, I had a pretty rough go of it. The first three days I was in bed with fever, headaches, body aches, chills, it was pretty miserable. And on day four, I started feeling better and I had more energy. And that is when the coughing set in, the congestion and the issues with my voice. So today's episode is probably going to be a little shorter than episodes in the past, only because I'm not entirely sure how long my voice is going to last. So bear with me, we are going to get through this together. 

 
 

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