Self Development

5 Ways to Overcome Jealousy


Learning how to get rid of jealousy is a challenge you will have to face one day or the other. If you want to maintain a healthy relationship with your partner, friends, boyfriend, coworkers and acquaintances, here are 5 things you can incorporate in your life in order to overcome jealousy.

1. Increase your own self-confidence
Jealousy can often be a result of your own dwindling self-confidence. Don’t ever let the thought “They are better than me” creep into your mind. Carry your head high and believe in your own self and abilities all the time to curb jealousy.

2. Do your best and succeed at everything you do
“He got a promotion, I’m so jealous” or “She has such an amazing body. I’m jealous” are lines that you may hear or say often at work, home or while you’re hanging out with your pals. The only way to get rid of jealousy in these cases is to perform your best in whatever you do, and succeed. If there is one thing that puts an end to jealousy completely, it is success.

3. Accept that jealousy is bad and often uncalled for
Sometimes, jealousy is often the by-product of extreme levels of passion and love. A typical case may be of a boyfriend being jealous of the time his girlfriend spends with other male friends at her workplace or vice versa. If that sounds like you, sit down with a calm mind and talk to yourself, reaffirming the thought over and over again that your jealousy may be baseless and uncalled for.

4. Be satisfied with what you have
“I want more” is one of the root causes of jealousy, even amongst the best of us. You should not be jealous of your neighbor because he/she bought a new car, your colleague because he/she gets paid more than you do or your friend because he/she just hooked up with someone good looking. Be satisfied with what you have in order to get rid of jealousy.

5. Keep healthy and look great
A healthy mind, healthy soul, healthy body and a positive attitude is all it takes to stop jealousy in all its forms. After all, why would you need to feel jealous if you look your best and carry an awesome personality all the time, isn’t it?


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