How do I stop comparing myself to others?
January 3, 2014 2:42 PM Subscribe
When looking at other women, particularly strangers out in public, I often objectify them. I know I haven't always done this and I want it to stop.
posted by anonymous to Human Relations (16 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
Comparisons are often physically based i.e. she has better calves than me, her hair is healthier than mine, her jeans look brand new and often evoke negative feelings about myself i.e. I need to go to the gym, I need better winter boots, I need to wax my eyebrows.
I know I didn't used to do this. I believe it started about 2 years ago when I turned 30. I'm looking for strategies to avoid it. I hate it. I want to be able to go out in public without mentally assaulting myself and insulting the female race.