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Jealous parrots might fan their tails and chatter loudly. The parrots might screech. The parrots might even try to scratch or bite a new animal. Occasionally, jealous parrots turn their feelings inward and start pulling out their own feathers.
Jealous people might find a way to get away from you. The jealous people might be thinking, “I wish I had that.” or “I really want that” instead of being grateful for what they have. If you aren’t careful enough, you might get jealous and pack the jealousness deep into your body and cause pain and difficulty.
How To Stop The Jealousy:
Examine Your Actions And Intentions:
Look deep inside your body and ask yourself, are you doing or saying anything that could be worsening their feelings of jealousy? Are they in a bad place in their life and have you not been attentive enough of their needs?
Telling the Truth:
Tell the person that you were jealous can make you feel a lot better. Take the time to talk about it with the person and see why they may be feeling the way they do. Don’t be surprised if their first reaction is one of denial or to say you are imagining things. Some people are not aware of how their jealousy manifests itself so let them know what you hear from them and how it makes you feel, using “I” statements like “when I hear you react this way, it makes me feel…”
Find out it they are going through a rough patch or if you managed to ignore or brush past their last success. Let them know how important your friendship is to you and see if you can both make a conscious effort to be more supportive and celebrate each others good news as if it was your own.
Letting Go: It may seem hard but you’ll feel better after. Just let go of whatever you’re jealous of.
Make a list of things that you’re grateful for: This will make you feel better.
Go observe nature in silence: Observe the birds, ducks, geese, trees, flowers, and leaves in silence.
Practice doing mindfulness daily: This is not needed for jealousy but you should do it every day.
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