Take a deep breath. Tuning out everyone and everything for a time–even turning off your social media for a few days–and communing with nature can have a profound impact on your mental clarity. Let the negativity and competitive mindset shift within you towards one of gratitude for all of the lessons you have learned along the journey to where you are. You are becoming something better than your past-self every time you pick up the camera, paintbrush or mouse. Growth is such a labored process, it may take hours, days or years to see the changes you are implementing in your life every single day.
Take heart that you, too, will one day look back at the growth that you have achieved and be overcome by the changes that you have made. It may be tempting to peruse other’s work and compare yourself to them, but we are each on our own path. There is no way that you will ever be able to create the same as someone else, we are beings with unique perspectives, so embrace your talents and share them with the world in a way that only you can.
Comparison is the thief of joy, so choose to be joyful and live in a state of gratitude for who you are and what you are accomplishing every day.