Don’t compare your inside to someone else’s outside…


I’ve been posting some of the Action for Happiness resources here in the hope they might inspire others to explore positive mental health. What does this one mean? It could be that we never really know what is going on with someone else on the inside, they might be like a swan, serene on the surface, paddling like mad underneath. When I am feeling anxious I’ll often think ‘why does everyone else have it so easy?’ Well, maybe they don’t? Acceptance is what this one’s about.

The outside can be very different from the inside, this week’s What’s the Story demonstrates this really well. When we were on honeymoon we’d heard that St Chapelle monument was a must, it was pretty uninspiring outside, should we queue?


Pretty glad we did!

4 thoughts on “Don’t compare your inside to someone else’s outside…

  1. Been hard for me lately and I am.. just a wee bit down. Today it got worse as I lost keys and me and my son is locked in the house. I am sure that .. somehow in the future I will be okay but for now I just cant seems to be happy. The swan idea is nice. I use to think that some people are having most fun and i odnt then when i read this.. maybe they dont. Nice post =)


    • Sorry to read this, I just popped over to your blog, what a lovely little boy you have, I do hope you feel better soon :)

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