MANAGING ENVY

Envy is the art of counting the other fellow’s blessings instead of your own. – Harold Coffin

There’s always someone we know who has it better than us. Someone who is more skilled, has more money, more happiness or whose children are cleverer than ours. Maybe you’ve felt envious because someone else got the opportunity that you had hoped for; the job, the house or the new partner.

Envy can undermine your confidence, leave you feeling inadequate and set off thoughts which turn into resentment and bitterness against others.

Perhaps you torment yourself as you read your friends’ and colleagues’ social media posts and even scan the show-off posts from people you don’t actually know all that well. You compare your situation with ...

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