Stop Feeling Jealous, Start Feeling Appreciative
HealthyPlace Mental Health Newsletter
Here's what's happening on the HealthyPlace site this week:
- Stop Feeling Jealous, Start Feeling Appreciative
- Dealing with Jealousy and Mental Illness
- How to Stop Feeling Jealous
- Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans
- From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
- Stand Up for Mental Health
- Latest Mental Health News
How do you stop feeling jealous? After all, jealousy is part of the human experience. However, when jealousy results in destructive thoughts and behaviors, that's when it's time to assess the situation.
When you struggle with overwhelming emotions due to mental illness, your world may be constantly spinning around you. At times, you may not understand why you feel a certain way or why you can't snap out of a funk. While some emotions can be altered with medication and mental health therapy, others are simply part of being human – such as jealousy.
Jealousy can center around relationships, other people's success, lifestyle or maybe their strengths. Usually, when you get right down to it, jealousy revolves around our own insecurities. (Stop Feeling Insecure) When you feel jealous, consider whether you feel threatened in some way or "not good enough".
Here are 3 steps to deal with jealousy:
- Recognize and accept your jealousy. Doing that will reduce its power over you.
- Define why you're jealous. When you know what you're jealous about, you can do something about it.
- Let your jealousy go. Literally. Don't let it consume your life, let it out of your life. Tell jealousy, "There's no room for you here."
And finally, appreciate your positive traits - who you are and what you have.
When you give in to feeling jealous about a situation or a person, you are not allowing yourself to absorb and embrace the scenario as a whole. Step back and replace that jealousy with appreciation. Appreciate the factors that make you jealous and learn from those people and situations. When you are able to do that instead of letting your jealousy rule you, your environment will become a healthier place to thrive in.
Articles Related to Appreciating Those Around You
- Jealousy and How to Overcome It
- How to Stop Feeling Insecure in Relationships
- The Magic of Appreciation
- How to Get What You Want From Others
- 8 Ways to Happiness – Gratitude
Today's Question: What has helped you in dealing with feelings of jealousy? We invite you to participate by commenting and sharing your feelings, experiences and knowledge on the HealthyPlace Facebook page and on the HealthyPlace Google+ page.
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These stories and more are featured on our mental health news page:
- Youths Who Survive Self-Poisoning Continue To Be At Risk Of Suicide For Years
- Childhood Bullying 'Worse For Mental Health' Than Maltreatment By Adults
- Elevated Levels Of Glutamate And Serotonin May Drive Intense Aggression
- Verbal Therapy Could Block Consolidation Of Fear Memories In Trauma Victims
- Facebook Use Can Worsen As Well As Improve Mental Health Conditions
- Children With ADHD More Likely To Have Eating Disorder
- Discovery Of Communication Link Between Brain Areas Implicated In Schizophrenia
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Avila, R. (2015, April 29). Stop Feeling Jealous, Start Feeling Appreciative, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2020, April 1 from https://www.healthyplace.com/other-info/mental-health-newsletter/stop-feeling-jealous-start-feeling-appreciative