Claudia Winkleman is one of those women you just can't help but love. But comparing yourself to others is a dangerous game, says Winkleman, who – despite previously admitting she suffers from imposter syndrome – revealed in a recent interview that staying in her lane and focusing on herself keeps her grounded.
'Comparing and contrasting yourself with others is just a very bad idea,' the Strictly host told The Times. She went on to say that there's always going to be someone who you view as 'prettier,' 'funnier,' or 'smarter' than you, but that doesn't have to be a negative thing.
'There are always going to be those people. And that’s absolutely fine,' she continued, advising that instead of feeling jealous, you should manifest positive feelings and 'wish them well'.
Easier said than done for most people, but not for Claudia, who credits her parents as the reason she's not obsessed with looks and physical appearance.
'I was brought up in a house without mirrors,' she explained in the interview. 'My mum thought it was absolutely vital that we knew that what we look like is the least interesting thing about us.'
Claudia – who turned 48 earlier this year – also told the newspaper that, rather than succumb to the intense pressure parents feel today, she prides herself on not being perfect, and enjoys the 'ramshackle' and 'half done' approach to parenting.
'I’m wholly uninterested in perfect,' she said, 'whether it's a lasagne or what you look like or what kind of parent you are.'
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