Jealousy Is Self-Destructive
Self-Improvement

Jealousy Is Self-Destructive

Jealousy is going to kill your confidence. It’s going to make you feel like you’re falling behind. It’s going to make you feel like you aren’t good enough. It’s going to make you feel like you’ve been doing something wrong. Your jealousy is going to trick you into believing there is something wrong with you, when really, the only thing wrong is your mindset.

Jealousy is going to kill your motivation, drive to succeed. It’s going to make you feel like giving up. it’s going to make you wonder whether there’s any point in trying since there are millions of people out there who are smarter than you or prettier than you or more talented than you. It’s going to make you doubt your own abilities until you do something you regret, like quitting.

Jealousy is going to kill your kindness. It’s going to turn you into someone cynical, critical. It’s going to convince you to start dropping snide, backhanded compliments to people who intimidate you instead of admiring their beauty and recognizing their worth. It’s going to turn you into someone who views everyone else as potential competition instead of potential friends.

Jealousy is going to kill your friendships. It’s going to push you away from the people who mean the most to you. It’s going to make you feel like the friends you should be celebrating alongside are actually your rivals. It’s going to make you resent them during the times when they need your support the most.

Jealousy is going to kill your romantic relationships. It’s going to insult your person. It’s going to make them think you don’t trust them when they say they love you, they find you beautiful, and they want to spend the rest of their life with you. Jealousy is going to put a wedge between the two of you. It’s going to make it hard for you to form a sturdy bond because you’ll always worry about it breaking.

Jealousy is going to kill your chance at self-love. It’s going to make you feel inadequate. It’s going to make you wish you could change your face, your body, your weight, your personality. It’s going to trick you into feeling like you aren’t beautiful, like you aren’t worthy of love and success.

Jealousy is going to kill your reputation. It’s going to make you come across as cold and bitter. It’s going to make you look selfish and insecure. It’s going to make you seem unapproachable, untrustworthy, and unlikable because no one wants to spend time with someone who is going to get jealous and lash out. No one wants to spend time with someone filled with so much hatred and negativity.

Jealousy is going to kill your happiness. It’s going to change your mood. It’s going to raise your stress levels. It’s slowly going to eat away at you. It’s going to harm you in more ways than you can count. It’s going to make you more miserable than you deserve to feel. TC mark

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Holly is the author of Severe(d): A Creepy Poetry Collection. Follow Holly on Instagram or read more articles from Holly on Thought Catalog.