How to Stop Being Jealous of People Who Have a Boyfriend/Girlfriend
When you are single, it always seems like you are surrounded by couples.
Even though you may not feel you are filled with envy, it’s a good idea to figure out how to stop being jealous of people who have a boyfriend/girlfriend at your school so hidden emotions don’t get the best of you.
And, if you want to get down to it, stuff like that makes it much more difficult for you to see opportunities to snag a great person for yourself – you end up so focused on how much you despise the pairs around you, you forget to look at anyone else. Here are some helpful hints to get you over the hump:
Be Thankful for What You Have
Resenting someone is, at its most basic level, about comparing yourself to someone else. The sad thing about it is that you are almost always going to think you are missing something without thinking about all you’ve got.
Make a list of your good qualities, the dear friends you’ve made, family members you cherish and anything else in your life that brings you joy, then go one by one and express some gratitude for it out loud.
It will seem weird at first, but saying “I’m thankful for my mom’s fried chicken. I’m thankful for the worn out running shoes I have…” and so on will lighten your mood faster than you might think. Plus, it could even inspire you to tell people how grateful you are for them and brighten their day.
Realize You Are Pretty Good On Your Own
It might seem pretty hard, but being single can be a real blessing. You have the freedom to do whatever you want without having to consult with someone else. Feel like watching a scary movie marathon? Do it.
Want to try out for a lead role in the school play? It’s worth a shot. You can spend your time having all sorts of fun you might be unable to when you’re half of a couple. And, when you do finally start the relationship you’ve been hoping for, you will be that much more of a complete person than you would have before.
Hang Out With Friends Who Are Fun and Single
It seems like an obvious thing to do, but getting out with a group of people will help blow your blues away – as long as they are in the right frame of mind.
If you think spending time with people that believe love stinks will help you out of the hole, you are sorely wrong. The old saying that misery loves company is true, but those who are doing their best to enjoy life love having more people along, too.
Knowing that, why would you go looking to join up with unhappy people who only want to be around other sad, fed-up people? The truth of the matter is, you will have a much better time picking the happy group and end up joyful yourself – a characteristic that is powerfully attractive to everyone.
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