Controlling the green-eyed monster

By Miss Kes

Friday, January 12, 2018

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Living creatures by nature are territorial, and because of this fact, it is normal for jealousy to exist. The issue lies in when it is accompanied by bitterness and hate. When this happens, it can be a thorn for both the bearer of the emotion, and the object of their envy.

Below are four steps to control jealousy.

Be confident in who you are

Know who you are and understand that we are all a part of a bigger purpose and so we are all important in this journey called life. We need each other and with that in mind, have confidence in yourself that you are as important as anyone else and you deserve to be treated as such.

Make affirmations

Remind yourself every chance you get that you are loved, you are not a mistake, you are blessed, and you deserve to be treated accordingly. Use your mouth to speak your destiny into existence. Tell yourself that you are beautiful and mean it. Look yourself in the mirror and remind yourself that you are worth it.

Let go of what you can't control

You have no right to control another person or envy what they have, how they look, and the life they live. Everyone was sent to run the race of life in their own lane. Focus therefore on the finish line in your own lane and understand that what is for someone else can never be for you.

Love

Love is not necessarily something you feel; it is a conscious decision that you make every day of your life. Give to others and mean it.

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