Published in


This is an email from The Forge Daily Tip, a newsletter by Forge.

One way to beat envy

💭 Today’s tip: Every time you feel envious, ask what your envy is telling you.

Maybe at first we thought pandemic life meant the end of FOMO. And yet, nature is healing: Our feeds are once again full of envy-inducing vacations, magazine-perfect home offices, selfies of people somehow… thriving, or anyway seeming to. But if you feel a pang of envy at someone’s “personal news” tweet, don’t beat yourself up. Just listen to what that envy is telling you.

As Darius Foroux writes in his weekly Stoic Letter, “Every time you feel envious, check your priorities. Take the envy as a sign to adjust your perspective.” If you’re envious about someone’s creative pursuit, make more time to focus on your own. If what really gets you is someone’s beautiful meals, sit down with a favorite cookbook and plan out your perfect dinner. And don’t forget the most important step: Look around you and acknowledge what you have that you’re really, really grateful for — what felt like enough before that ugly pang of envy.

👿 More from Forge on taming the envy beast:

A 4-Step Cure For Creative Envy
Read more

There Are Two Types of Envy and Only One Is Toxic

How to Stop Feeling Jealous of Your Friends’ Success

The Forge Daily Tip is sent every morning via email. ☀️ Subscribe to the Forge Daily Tip here.

You’re subscribed to receive emails from Forge. You can adjust your settings via the link at the bottom of this email.




A publication from Medium on personal development.

Recommended from Medium

What makes a significant impact on how we feel and experience life?

Inga Lizdenyte in San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge in the background.

The Concept of Perfection is Crippling Your Progress

Have realistic expectations and stay where you are

A Simple Guide to Trying New Things

Cass Sunstein’s up coming books …

Now the time has come to make you uncomfortable.

Are You Ready to Be Loved and Appreciated?

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Amy Shearn

Amy Shearn

Creator Success @ Medium // Editor of Human Parts & Creators Hub // Novelist // Person

More from Medium

The Joys of Being a Writer With a Day Job

5 extraordinary stories to overcome the obstacles of life