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How to Stop Jealousy

28/08/2014 12:05 BST | Updated 27/10/2014 09:59 GMT

Jealousy isn't an incurable disease of the mind! Even the best of us experience pangs of jealousy once in a while. Hypnotherapist Malminder Gill shares six tips to overcome jealousy.

Don't beat yourself up

Feeling guilty or ashamed about being jealous will lead into a downward spiral. Instead recognise that jealousy is just a passing feeling, it is not who you are. Many people feel jealous, including the person you are jealous about!

Turn jealousy on it's head

Being jealous is life telling you to appreciate yourself and the gifts you have. Think about what makes you unique and the things you are good at.

Recognise what makes you happy

Build up your confidence by doing things you enjoy. You will smile a lot more and this is a gift in and of itself.

Re-focus your attention

Instead of focusing your energy and head space on the thing that makes you jealous, do something active to progress yourself further in life. Be the centre of your universe rather than spending your days orbiting around others. To help you unwind and let go of the stress of jealousy, try listening to something relaxing, like Malminder's Hypnosis For Relaxation.

Be your own fan

No one will cheer you along unless you first believe in yourself. Put the mental effort in to recognise your strengths and learn to be happy about them rather than talking them down.

Quit the blame game

Take responsibility for your life, you have the same 24 hours in a day as everyone else. You can either complain about how others are becoming successful or you can hone in on your own skills and work at reaching your potential, it is a choice.