Green with Envy: 5 Signs Your Friend is Jealous of You

Dec 03


It’s always a nice feeling to share your achievements with someone you’re close with. For the most part, your friends would be happy for you and motivate you to keep achieving your goals. But have you gotten a feeling recently that one of them isn’t? Well, that might not be just paranoia. Here, we’ve listed down some signs that one of your friends is actually envious of you.


  1. They Get Extremely Competitive

Although a little bit of competition can be a good thing, too much of it could very well be a sign that your friend is going on a jealous streak. Anything you do, they try to do ten times better. You decide to bring nachos and dip to a party, they decide to bring some homemade tacos. All the signs are there and are completely obvious. Some psychiatrists even say excessive competitiveness is not just a sign of jealousy, it could also be a hint that your friendship with that particular person is toxic.

  1. They Give Insincere Compliments

You’ve finally landed the job that you’ve always wanted, but all your friend tells you is “You must have some really good connections”. Rarely do you hear a sincere compliment, such as “I’m proud of you” or “Congrats bestie”. If their compliment is accompanied with an unpleasant attitude, then they might be implying how they really feel about you. So pay close attention to how your friend praises you, because if their compliments don’t feel genuine at all, then there’s a good chance that their friendship isn’t genuine either.


  1. They are Always Negative

You tell your friend about the promotion you got, but somehow, you’re greeted with negativity over your accomplishment. More often than not, people who are jealous tend to act this way. They’ll try to put you down by saying things like, “Well, it wasn’t like there was any other person up for the promotion anyway.” So watch out for any underlying cues of negativity and take that as a hint that you’re dealing with a jealous person.

  1. They Feel the Need to Upstage You

Aside from hitting you with negative comments for every achievement that you get, your jealous friend will likely transition into comments that upstage your accomplishments. Jealous friends often take what you have achieved, then talk about how they got something better.

  1. They Leave You Hanging

In need of a listening ear, but can’t seem to get in touch with that particular friend? Well, that could be another sign that you have one jealous friend in your circle. Apart from being discouraging of your goals, a jealous friend also have the tendency to leave you hanging when you need them the most.

Finding out that a particular friend is envious of you can be somewhat hurtful. Still, this doesn’t mean that you need to instantly cut your ties with them. Instead, bring the issue to light and start making moves that will help in both resolving the problem and improving your friendships.


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6 Ways to Simply Take Care of Yourself

Nov 07

One of the hardest challenges you need to face in life is to lose weight. It is so easy to gain those few pounds but to lose them are somehow immutable. However, there are many ways nowadays that can help you out in losing 10 pounds without the need to exercise. According to some health and weight enthusiasts in Singapore, you need to follow these ways in order to finally say goodbye to your extra weight and say hello to the thinner you.


  1. Take a vacation. Book a flight or Ride the bus and go somewhere. A well-spent vacation twice or thrice a year can help you and your body to be reenergized. You sometimes need soak yourself under the sand, sea and sun or sip some hot tea on the mountain top. Find the best places where you can really recharge yourself.


  1. Book a Spa Appointment. Treat yourself with a tasteful body massage, a facial or a spa treatment package that could help refresh your body. You can have it scheduled every end of the month or during times when you no longer have the strength to deal with negativity.


  1. Be optimistic. Whatever life throws at you, you need to stay positive and focus on the present. The secret into living a happier life and to stop torturing yourself is to let go of your past and let go of the things that you can’t simply change.

  1. Indulge in Retail Therapy. This does not mean that you become a shopaholic but this just simply implies that you treat yourself and indulge in a little bit of therapy. If you are stressed and not happy with how things are happening in your life, you can shop and buy clothes, accessories, shoes and bags or anything you want to make you feel better. Of course you need to set a budget first before splurging all your money out.


  1. Read a Book or Watch a Movie. Treat and feed your mind by reading a good book. It’s more fulfilling to read or watch an inspiring movie than stalk people in social media sites or go party all night long in clubs and bars. Take care of yourself and stay away from stress as much as possible.


  1. Unplug from time to time. Chillax and unplug from all your technological apparatuses. You can sleep your way out of your troubles and stress or you can just simply have a picnic or do some star gazing to keep your mind out of exhaustion. Rest if you must from time to time and don’t overuse yourself.

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