Jealousy comes in all shapes and sizes, but to overcome jealousy we must first be aware and understand it. When we have clarity on what and why we feel what we feel, we’re less likely to react to certain scenarios through jealousy.
Jealousy is an emotional reaction to scenarios that we have in our mind, which isn’t necessarily true. Unconsciously, we create thoughts that play out in our conscious minds to the point of those thoughts becoming a reality. Unfortunately, if jealousy isn’t nipped in the bud quickly, it can escalate and resurface in other areas of our lives.
Jealousy will always have a bearing on our emotional health, particularly if it continues to go ignored. The more we understand, the less likely we are to become jealous. As we begin to see and re-evaluate each individual scenario, we can change our perceptions on our jealous thoughts.
Jealousy isn’t something we’re born with and often stems from childhood, although we’re not always consciously aware that’s where it comes from. I have seen first hand how jealousy has turned seemingly nice people into not so nice people. Jealousy splits friends, even families. I have seen that too.