Comparisonitis: How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others and Be Genuinely Happy
An upbeat, inspirational guide to finding happiness in an often toxic social media world, from bestselling author Melissa Ambrosini.
Comparisonitis / com*par*isoni*tis/ (noun)
The compulsion to compare one's accomplishments to another's to determine relative importance.
We've all felt it - that sinking feeling when you start comparing yourself to someone else. Maybe it's a friend, maybe it's someone on social media, maybe it's just a random person on the street. Whatever the situation, you're suddenly convinced that the other person is better than you (or smarter, or more successful, or more WHATEVER) and you're left feeling gutted, deflated, and completely worthless.
That feeling is called comparisonitis. And if you've suffered from it, you are NOT alone.
Comparisonitis is a toxic condition that occurs when you compare yourself to others so frequently and fiercely that you're left paralysed, with your confidence in tatters and your self-worth plummeting. It can lead to a whole range of negative outcomes - including depression, anxiety, overthinking, envy, guilt, regret and defensiveness. And yet instead of moving away from this culture of comparison, it seems that we're leaning into it more than ever before...
But enough is enough! Join bestselling author Melissa Ambrosini to discover why we fall prey to comparisonitis, how to free yourself from this toxic affliction, and how to raise your self worth so radically that you'll never let comparison rob you of your joy again. With her signature combo of heartfelt honesty and soulful straight talk, Melissa will show you step by step how to reboot your perspective, reconnect with what matters, and live your life for you (no one else), in a radical shift towards freedom, authenticity, and full-blown self-love.
Publication Date: 05-May-2021
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Australia