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It’s 3am and you’re wide awake, scrolling through Instagram on your phone. You see a picture of someone lying in bed and it feels like they have the perfect life. They get up at noon, go to work for 8 hours, come home and cook dinner with their partner before watching TV until 11pm. How can anyone be so lucky? It seems impossible to resist the temptation of comparing yourself to others online. But research suggests that not only is this potentially dangerous behavior but also potentially ineffective because people are far more likely to share content that portrays them as happy than people who portray themselves as unhappy or sad.
In the end, watching other people’s lives is never going to make you happy. If anything it will just give you a false sense of reality and lead to unhealthy comparisons. So what can we do? Instead of scrolling through social media feeds all night long (and giving into your jealousy), get offline and focus on yourself for awhile before getting back online again tomorrow morning refreshed with new ideas that won’t leave you feeling so blue in the face. Remember: everyone has their battles! When someone posts about how well they’re doing or seems like they have everything together – chances are there’s something not-so perfect happening behind closed doors; don’t forget this and always be grateful for where you currently stand.
Letting go of jealousy starts with you and your mental health.
This one is for those of us who are feeling like we’re just not as happy or successful in life compared to others around them. The best way to feel better about yourself, no matter what’s going on right now, is by taking a step back from social media. It can be easy to get wrapped up in scrolling through Instagram feeds late at night (I know I’ve done it too!) but the truth is this will only make matters worse – instead of making you happy it’ll lead to unhealthy comparisons that don’t even have much grounding behind them anyways! So how do we fix this? Instead of reading everyone else’s posts all evening long, put down your phone and focus on yourself for a little bit.
What this means is that you’ll be able to fall asleep easier, which will have a positive impact on your mental health in the long-term! You won’t feel so bad about yourself and instead of feeling jealous all evening from seeing other people’s lives, you can focus on creating one for yourself with things like sleep.
So what are some ways I could actually take care of myself? Well first it starts with making sure we get enough quality rest each night by going to bed at the same time every day (even weekends!) and getting up between six or seven hours later – this helps our body stay regulated throughout the week too! We might also try not using electronics before bedtime as research shows they release blue light that makes it harder for our bodies to produce melatonin – the hormone responsible for helping us sleep!
If you’re someone who has a hard time falling asleep, there are some other things we can try. First off, make sure your room is cool and dark (instead of bright or warm). You might also want to have a salt lamp on in order to create a relaxing environment and listen to soothing music before bedtime. A lot of people use ‘white noise’ apps with sounds like rain or ocean waves playing too! If all else fails though, try counting sheep but start by trying these out first because they may work better than others.
As always if anything doesn’t seem right after following this advice please feel free to get in touch.
Thank you for reading!
-Sophie, Sleep Expert at Miramax with a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Yale University and Bachelors of Science in Clinical Psychology from NYU Stern School of Business (BA)
Night time is when we’re supposed to sleep and our bodies are programmed by nature to do just that – they need rest so they can function properly the next day. But sometimes it’s hard to fall asleep because there are too many different distractions happening all at once like noises or lack of privacy which makes it harder for our body to produce melatonin – the hormone responsible for helping us sleep! If you want tips on how best make your bedtime routine more relaxing and comfortable, then I think you should read this blog post.
Unfortunately for some people, it’s not that easy to sleep because there are too many distractions happening all at once like noises or lack of privacy which makes it harder for our body to produce melatonin – the hormone responsible for helping us sleep! If you want tips on how best make your bedtime routine more relaxing and comfortable, then I hope you’ll check out this blog post below:
– Sophie, Sleep Expert at Miramax with a Ph D
* Prepare a calming environment before bedtime. Dim the lights, shut off electronics and take some slow deep breaths to relax your mind and body.
* Create an evening routine that sets you up for success by winding down with a warm bath or shower, reading in dim light (or no light!), wearing loose fitting clothing to feel more relaxed, listening to soothing music as background noise or even using sound machines! I recommend this website: QuietKitchenAppliances.com if you want devices to help create these effects in your home automatically at specific times of day so it’s all set up when you’re tired!
* Move around during sleep – remember that our bodies move through several different phases of sleep during the night. Some people move around a lot (usually this is because they are dreaming about something) while others hardly move at all. It’s normal to feel more tired and less energetic after sleeping on your back so try moving positions or changing sides throughout the night, if needed!
* Try these relaxation methods: progressive muscle relaxation, guided meditation with soothing music accompaniment and visualization techniques like clearing out any thoughts from your head by imagining you’re walking through a forest of tall trees without anything but peace in front of you – as well as breathing exercises such as those found here: breatheawayanxietystressors.com/pulse-control/.
* If negative feelings keep coming up no matter what you do then talk to someone about it, such as a therapist.
* Tips for Dealing with Jealousy: you will feel better if you stay in control of your own life and take care of yourself! Check out these guides to help get started: breakupsguide.com/steps-to-breakup/, anexityinlove.com/handlingjealousy/, anxietyanddepressionworldcongress.org/selfhelp/.
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* What are some ways I can deal with jealousy? One method is journaling – just write down how much all three people (you included) want each other because this might make things clearer instead of confusing them even more.* It’s also important to stay in control of your own life and take care of yourself. Check out these links for more information: breakupsguide.com/steps-to-breakup/, anexityinlove.com/handlingjealousy/, anxietyanddepressionworldcongress.org/selfhelp/. * One method is journaling – just write down how much all three people (you included) want each other because this might make things clearer instead of confusing them even more.* It’s also important to stay in control of your own life and take care of yourself. Check out these links for more information: breakupsguide.com/steps-to-breakup/, anexityinlove, com/handling