Jealous - “feeling or showing an envious resentment.
“feeling or showing an envious resentment of someone or their achievements, possessions, or perceived advantages.”
Did you ever get really excited about something and tell a friend, only for them to shoot you down and make you feel silly for being excited?
SAME. So many times. Now this may seem innocent enough, however it is actually pretty threatening to your own self worth to surround yourself with people who do not celebrate your success with you.
Throughout life, friends will come and go, and the real ones stick around.
People who are unhappy or insecure will often project those feelings onto the people around them. You do not and should not have to experience this, no matter who that person is and how long you have known them for.
It can feel really scary to remove negative people or even things from your life, but it is the ultimate self care.
I have cut off friendships of over 5 years for this very reason. I saw that these people displayed traits of jealousy and bitterness towards me, and recognised that if I continued to surround myself with people like this, I would also end up just like them.
Friends, and family should not be jealous of you, period. They can be proud of you, and wish for a similar success, whilst celebrating yours.
As humans we naturally absorb the energies that surround us.
Ever listened to someone’s problems/worries and instantly felt heavy, as if you had taken on some of their emotions?
Yep, that’s energy. And if you surround yourself with people who either don’t believe in you, or do not want to see you succeed, then you too will absorb that energy and your self love/appreciation/worth will start to diminish.
So, take a look at the people you surround yourself with and how they make you feel.
Loving yourself is learning to let go of what no longer serves a positive purpose in your life.
Can you think of other things that jealous people say?