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Stop comparing yourself to others

I was reading an article a few minutes ago.

From the earliest we can remember, we are compared to others. As kids, compared to your siblings with respect to behavior. As you start going to school, you're compared to other kids at school with grades or popularity.

By the time we are adults, it is etched into us that we compare ourselves to other people. To be happy, we need to stop comparing ourselves to other people. There will always be somebody more successful than you, richer than you, more good looking you, etc.. By comparing yourself to others, you will keep lowering your self-esteem and not be happy with what you have. There is a line between striving to achieve more and not being happy with what you have. You can strive for more and be happy with what you have.

One of the most difficult things in life is stop doing this. I struggle with this on a daily basis. I find myself feeling envious of others even though I'm happy for them at the same time. I hope to get better at this as I grow older.



Free Printable Baby Shower Planning Checklist

This would have been really helpful when I was planning my friend's baby shower and even when I was planning my own baby shower.

Check out this FREE printable Baby Shower planning checklist from Unoriginal Mom

Free Printable Baby Shower Planning Checklist - unOriginal Mom

Saving money on groceries

Recently, we had some family visiting for a few months and as a result, our grocery bills shot through the roof. It's back to being just us again and I'm trying to reduce our grocery expenses.

One of the reasons our grocery bill gets so high is we buy a lot of groceries at the local indian grocery store and it tends to be the biggest part of our grocery budget.

Use a discount grocer or warehouse club - options for me are Trader Joe's, Market Basket, Costco, ALDI's and Sam's ClubChoose your primary store and learn its layoutWatch the store flyer each weekMake a meal plan and grocery listStock up big on sale-priced non perishablesListen to uptempo music while you shopFigure out the price per unit when buying a specific non perishable itemShop your pantry - meal plan around the items in stock in your pantry So I'm going to start meal planning soon and use the rest of these tips to reduce our grocery costs every month. I will keep updating on how that's going.


Corn and Capsicum Tikki

I made this Corn and Capsicum Tikki yesterday and it was really yummy. I forgot to take pictures but it was fairly simple to make and pretty fast. It is pretty healthy and a good evening snack.

Corn and Capsicum Tikki recipe