Feeling jealous? Use that envy for the better

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Instead of being bitter because someone is succeeding at something you wish you could, turn the negative energy to bring happiness in your own life.

Writer Wendy McCance says you should use it to strengthen yourself. Ask questions of who are you jealous of? Why are jealous? What about their life do you crave? If you were to be rich, how would people see you are rich? Your answer shouldn’t be materialistic like your car, house, clothes but your behaviour. So rather take the blueprint of how the other person got rich or successful and emulate that.

You should look at your desires, as jealousy comes from lack of self-esteem and self-confidence. Finding our inner most soul’s desires allows you to see the root of the problem. Once you know what it is that is missing you can change it for the better.

Treat jealousy

In Chinese medicine, jealousy is considered to stem from imbalance of wood element connected with liver and gall bladder. Try the below treatments:

  1. Exercise to release resentment. Mix aerobic exercises with soothing yoga.
  2. Use turmeric in cooking as it supports both liver and gall bladder. Caution: don’t use it if pregnant or have acute Hepatitis.
  3. Consider a detox and try dandelion tea instead of coffee and also cut back on alcohol, fats and diary products.
  4. Homeopathy can also work to dissolve the pain of jealousy.
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