What’s the Difference Between Envy vs. Jealousy  (And How to Overcome It)

Envy and Jealousy can be destructive and can prevent us from achieving happiness. However, we can overcome it by understanding what they are and what they push us to do.

Envy and Jealousy are two emotions that many of us experience. They are different emotions, even though we often use them interchangeably.  

Cause Of Envy Or Jealousy

Both of these feelings are not only about tangible objects- you can feel them in regards to intangible things as well: success, power, health, and love.

Are Envy and Jealousy Healthy and Normal?

All human emotions are normal. All healthy humans experience ranges of emotions at different times. 

How To Overcome Envy Or Jealousy

We only want more things if we are not happy with the things that we have. So the first step to overcoming envy or Jealousy is to become satisfied with what we have. 

What Happens When We’re Envious

 They become obsessed with the object of their envy and work to get that item no matter the cost.  

Envy and Jealousy Confuse Our Sense of Control

When we feel envy, we are focused on something we do not have. When we feel Jealousy, we are focused on someone that is threatening us.

How Taking Control Helps Reduce Anxiety Generated By Envy vs. Jealousy

The only thing that you can control is how you respond to this “threat.” 

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