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Comparisonitis

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The lovely Melissa Ambrosini has done it again!

Thank you NetGalley for the advance copy of "Comparisonitis". When I read that this was the title of Melissa's latest book, I have to be honest. I wondered how she could really write a whole book about how we compare ourselves to one another. It seemed like a subject that could be just a chapter and indeed has been just a chapter in many self-help books.

Comparison really is the thief of joy, and in "Comparisonitis" we see how it is really embedded in so many parts of our lives. Melissa Ambrosini was in the best place in her life to write this book, as while she was writing she was struggling to fall pregnant while watching others fall pregnant around her. It's a very real situation to many women. It's an absolute joy to know that by the end of the book, she had fallen pregnant and upon the book's release, gave birth on that week. 

This book is one which everyone should read. You don't even realise how much comparison is going on in our life until you read and see so much of yourself in the words. There are some unicorns out there who do not compare themselves to others, but ...yes..unicorns they are. 

Beyond reading this book, I found myself face-to-face with situations where I compared myself to others. It was a great test, and "Comparisonitis" really did give me the tools to help fix this.

Like her other books, Melissa writes from a place of love. Her writing style is like a big cuddle. Something some people may not gel with, but those who are open to it will adore. 

Eye-opening and life-changing.
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Do you compare yourself with others all the time? I know that I do. Melissa Ambrosini got herself into such a state partly by doing this that she ended up in hospital! Comparing yourself to others can be good if it is inspirational, but in most cases it is toxic, destructive and a waste of time. Envy even leads to hostility for no reason, as we all know. Regard it as an illness, and treat it with Melissa's techniques and suggestions, which I will certainly try!

She worked in industries as a dancer, actor and TV presenter, where comparison was actually encouraged, and for a long time she failed to see why her self-esteem was low. When she finally did, she concluded that each one of us is a miracle, and worked out a technique called ACES which helps prevent 'comparisonitis'. She provides suggestions for parents, using social media and looking at the posts of Influencers. She includes helpful summaries at the end of each chapter.

Learning how to focus on positive energy, shutting the door on your Inner Critic, keeping away from social media, finding your purpose in life - all these will help. Melissa shows readers how to stay away from toxic comparisons, and use comparisons to inspire them in a positive way.

I received this free ebook from NetGalley in return for an honest review.
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