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Do you like what you see in the mirror? A lot of people would tell you that they don’t. However, you don’t simply have to accept this as a fact of life. With effort and consistency, you can train yourself to like what you see in the mirror. In fact, you can train yourself to love what you see in the mirror!
Let’s get started – Read on to find out how you can feel more comfortable with your appearance, fast.
Unfollow People That Make You Feel Less Than
Consider who you follow on social media and how they might impact how you feel about yourself. Also consider how much time you are filling your mind with fake social media life. If you follow people who make you feel less than because they are constantly posting about their perfect lives, it could be time to unfollow until you feel better about yourself. Comparison can be very dangerous, and this is something you must avoid. Although somebody else’s beauty does not take away from your own, it’s better to wait until you really believe this before following somebody again. Plus, remember social media is all rainbows and cupcakes, right? It’s not the real world! The real world
can get messy WILL GET MESSY. The real world doesn’t actually have filters like this…
Follow Acceptance Pages
While there are many pages on social media that can make you feel bad, there are also some amazing pages that can help you to improve your mindset and love yourself. There are body acceptance pages, for example, where people unapologetically love their perfectly imperfect bodies for all to see. When you can see that normal bodies and people are accepted and admired, you too should be able to see that you are already “perfect” because no one else in history can be just like the you that is YOU!
Wear Clothes You Love
How you present yourself shouldn’t be for other people – it should be for you! Start by wearing clothes you love. Go through your wardrobe and be honest with yourself. If you haven’t worn something for a while, it could be time to give it away. Maybe it’s time for a complete wardrobe overhaul (how to article). Figure out your personal style, what you like the look of most and what you enjoy wearing most, and then bring those together. When you know your style it’s so much easier to dress yourself, put outfits together, and actually enjoy how you look. This should help you to feel comfortable with your appearance.
Figure Out Where Your Beliefs About Yourself Came From
Our beliefs all started somewhere. You may have grown up with the mindset that you were not enough, but where did that come from? An overly critical mother or father perhaps? Kids at school? Maybe your first partner? When you can see that these beliefs are actually not your own, you can begin to let them go and start accepting yourself. It took me a long long time to figure out where my insecurities about my looks came from. I was well into my 30s before I really started to try to understand why I never felt “pretty” and took compliments like someone was throwing rotten fish at me. (Dodge and avoid) When I was in elementary school, I had crooked teeth. Not like just like a little bit crooked, I’m talking I had one of my front teeth almost sticking up and out of my mouth and one was literally twisted sideways. I couldn’t even eat corn on the cob. And you know how elementary kids can be… MEAN! Yep, I was called monster and taunted for a good while before my parents somehow worked out a deal to get me braces. I still have no idea how they paid for it because we were Broke. Anyway, being called monster a bunch as a little kid, really can screw with your head. I finally in my 40s can honestly say, “I feel pretty.” I’m not a 20 year old supermodel. I never will be (and don’t want to be). But I am me. I am the only me there can be. And that makes me pretty! (Also it makes me sound like I could ghost write a couple Dr. Seuss books with these rhymes. LOL)
Practice Self Care Regularly
Self care is something you should practice regularly especially to help you feel comfortable with your appearance. Take long hot baths. Apply face masks. Deep condition your hair. Do things that make you feel pampered and special. If you don’t like something about yourself, your glasses for instance, consider visiting a LASIK Surgeon. I had LASIK surgery over 12 years ago. I had no idea how beautiful the world is! I was blind as a bat but unlike a bat I literally would walk into walls at night without my glasses on when trying to find my way to the bathroom. So after getting LASIK, I think I had a perspective shift on life in general and it was a beautiful one! Remember, any changes to your appearance need to be for you and you only, and you need to be in the right mindset before going through with it.
Read Encouraging Books
There are all kinds of books that can help you to break your negative mindset and view yourself differently – try Jen Scincero to begin with. There are so many self-help books to help you through mental blocks – like not feeling good about your body and how you look. One of my favorites has been the study workbook Me, Myself, and Lies by Jennifer Rothchild. I really forced me to examine my thoughts daily, my past, and how to move forward. There are so many helpful books out there if you are struggling with self esteem.
One last concluding message, I’d like to tell you about the uniqueness of you. You being alive is a miracle. There is nothing ugly in that. You are a beautiful gift. One of my favorite TEDx talks included a message about the probability of each specific person on the planet being born…
“In a recent talk at TEDx San Francisco, Mel Robbins, a riotously funny self-help author, mentioned that scientists estimate the probability of your being born at about one in 400 trillion. “That’s a pretty big number,” I thought to myself.“
You are not a mistake. How you look is not a mistake. You are uniquely you. And that, my friend, is what makes you beautiful!