Now, I’ve never really struggled with comparing myself with other girls (appearance wise) but academically I’m really bad at it. If I don’t get the percentage I want on a test then I can get very upset and down. I often compare my scores with other girls in my class. It’s like I experience the same symptoms that girls who lack body confidence experience, just in a different area. Does anyone else feel like this, if so, what do you do to stop?
|February 16, 2016 at 03:01|
I understand completely. Comparing yourself to others academically is definitely a struggle for me too, along with comparing myself to others in music and athletics.
There are two things you can do to change this situation… You can try to change your scores, or change your mindset. There’s always going to be someone out there that is better than you at something. Knowing that often gives me the motivation to step it up and work harder to get towards that level I’m not currently at. If you have a competitive nature, you can actually use that to your advantage and raise your scores. This is the hard way.
The easy way (well, easier), is to change your mindset. Remember that as long as you are doing your absolute best, you have nothing to worry about. Comparing yourself to others (in any situation, really) is a great way to bring down your self esteem. I want you to be able to see yourself the way that God sees you, not in some distorted way just because of a bad test score. Refuse to let OTHER people’s scores determine YOUR intelligence, and refuse to let your scores deterring your worth. Life will be so much easier when you realize that it’s okay if you are not the brightest or the best, as long as you are giving it your all.
|February 29, 2016 at 00:41|
I have been through this myself a little bit. It’s easy to view yourself as “not as smart” as another girl, but that is no good for your self confidence. Instead of comparing your test grades with another girl, compare it to your last test. Then, you can see if you’re improving! You’ll feel accomplished when you realize you are doing better than you realized. Also, if you do happen to start comparing your grades with others again, remember that it doesn’t mean they are smarter if their grade is higher. The devil wants you to think you are not good enough, but trust me, you are ENOUGH! You are precious no matter what your test score is! Anything is possible with God so never become discouraged. Philippians 4:13 You are loved!
|March 10, 2016 at 12:02|
If you are experiencing jealousy, remember:
Have faith in yourself and know your loved, important, beautiful and smart:
Hope this helped! Good Luck!!
|March 22, 2016 at 10:00|
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