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How can I keep myself from getting overly jealous?

12 Answers
Last Updated: 04/17/2017 at 5:56pm
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Top Rated Answers
March 15th, 2015 2:36pm
The best way to nip jealousy in the bum is to realize that love can be shared and it doesn't decrease by doing so. In other words, you can love more than one people at once, and it doesn't mean one person is less loved because of it. Think of every mother or father on the planet who has more than one child. After the second is born, they don't love the first any less!
July 4th, 2016 11:52pm
You can keep yourself from getting overly jealous by closing your eyes for a few second and taking a few deep breath and ask yourself, Why am I jealous, How will my actions affect my immediate surrounding and I and how best can i solve this problem i'm facing without frustrating and angering myself. you can also find books and videos to better help on understanding the build up of jealousy and how best to nuetralize the feeling.
January 26th, 2015 2:56am
Say to yourself "I'm fine the way I am.",try being selfless.Help others,so then you'd be proud about yourself,and maybe overcome being jealous.
February 8th, 2015 2:37pm
Jealousy is a feeling of lacking something which others have. However, everybody is gifted by many qualities and blessings. One feel jealous because they might ignore the gifts they have. Writing down the positive things, special qualities, and talent which makes one different from other people will help to control the feeling of over jealousy.
April 17th, 2015 11:06pm
Keep your head high and walk with confadance, because chances are your probably better looking then they are anyways.
July 28th, 2015 10:33am
I find that practicing gratitude is helpful. Knowing what you have, how you got it and how much it benefits your life can assist in your perception of yourself and others, and help you to appreciate all that you have.
August 11th, 2015 11:54pm
Start by remembering that most people have the best intentions. Convince yourself of this, because for the most part, it's very true. Jealousy is triggered by assuming the worst in people.
February 1st, 2016 12:50am
You should realize that everyone offers something different to the world. Jealousy is normal. Excessive jealousy is something to be avoided.
February 16th, 2016 10:14pm
I remind myself of all the good in my life and everyone I truly love and who loves me in return. When you are surrounded by happiness and are thankful for all you have, jealousy will not be a factor.
July 6th, 2016 4:33pm
Try to stop comparing yourself with others . There is always gonna be someone prettier, smarter , richer , blah..blah than you but that doesn't mean you lack something . You are unique and no one can be you better than you
October 11th, 2016 2:17am
I remember that I have a good life as it is. I do not focus on what I want but what I already have.
April 17th, 2017 5:56pm
A way to keep yourself from getting jealous is to understand that you fit in. Know that you have something valuable to contribute and so does other people. Hence, it is crucial to understand that you are not better than anyone nor anyone better than you but like a puzzle you all fit and can create a beautiful masterpiece through collaboration.