It's so hard not to compare yourself to others isn't it? I'm talking in real life and in the blogging world, do you ever go through a day without thinking I wish my hair looked like hers, or I wish I had half of the success her blog has... It's natural, surely? Natural, but bad for you, in my opinion self comparison is never a good thing.
I'm trying to change the way I look at things this year and although it's hard not fall into the trap of self comparison on a daily basis (you can't exactly walk around with your eyes closed every day!), I am consciously focussing on me, what I need to do, what I want to achieve and the positive things in my life... Easier said than done, I know, but I feel by being aware of it means I'm half way there.
Of course I have good and bad days, who doesn't. But a good day always leaves me with a sense of achievement and pride... If I've just done me, not worried about anyone else or what they might be thinking, then it's been a successful one.
Since thinking this way about my blog and my content, I have been so much happier with the posts I'm publishing, my photography, my outfits... just everything in general feels so much better when I'm not comparing my work to others. I think what's forgotten in this industry is that blogging is personal and blogging is subjective... So try and remember that just because you think a certain blogger gets everything perfect every time, others won't see it that way, this also links back to my previous post about numbers not mattering so much anymore. Therefore, there's no point in trying to recreate others or better others, just do what you like, what you feel is right and maybe you'll have people looking at your blog thinking yours is the best too.
On another subject, I'm loving these lighter and brighter days now that Spring is creeping up on us, it sure makes a fashion bloggers life easier. Not gonna lie, my ankles were a little bit chilly when we were taking these pictures, but at least I've been able to ditch the coat for my last couple of shoots!
This outfit has been one I've reached for loads recently, especially when I need a really comfortable, yet slightly effort made kind of look. I love the colour palette too... the khaki green is a great transitional colour, and for my wardrobe it's that needed splash of none monochromatic clothing that I need. Although I have to apologise for those creases in my culottes - damn!
My bargain Primark boots that everyone has suddenly picked up too are seriously the best thing I've bought this year... I'm not sure if you all follow me on Instagram (if you don't come join me!), but I posted about these last week and the fact that I only paid £6 for them! I'm 100% going to buy another pair to put away incase these ever break on me, thats how much I love them.
Do you self compare often, or are you more focussed? I'd love to discuss this with you all in the comments.
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