How You Can Improve Your Self-Esteem About The Way You Look

How You Can Improve Your Self-Esteem About The Way You Look

Do you avoid looking in mirrors? Or cringe at photos on social media? Do you spend ages trying to decide what to wear or always seek validations from friends and loved ones before leaving the house? This could be a sign that you are struggling with your self-esteem regarding your appearance. If it sounds all too familiar to you then consider some of the below steps that you can take to help boost your self-esteem and feel good about the way you look. 

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Re-define beauty

Beauty really is in the eye of the beholder so throw away societies or the media’s definition of beauty and define beauty by your playbook. Women have been objectified in the media for decades and it has resulted in an unhealthy relationship with how society can define beauty. You alone cannot change what the media or influencers put out there, but you can choose to look away. Fill your social media accounts with people who build you up, improve your well-being, and who make you feel better about the way you look. People you can relate to. Look for beauty in the way you want to see it not the way society tells you it should be. If certain media outlets, Instagram accounts, or even friends and acquaintances make you feel bad about your appearance take steps to either remove them or distance yourself from them.

Undertake treatments for you only 

There is no denying that the beauty and cosmetic industry is booming and there is a vast amount of beauty and cosmetic procedures available. Undergoing beauty or cosmetic treatments whether it be eyelash extensions or dental implants can have a really positive feel-good effect on your mood and self-esteem. After all, everyone needs a little self-care from time to time. Just be sure that any treatment or procedure you undertake is for you, to make you feel better and not to meet the expectations of anybody else, as it may not have the effect you had hoped for and thus damage your self-esteem further. 

Stop comparing yourself 

Chances are you compare yourself to other people all of the time without even really thinking about it. However, the negative effects of this can be damaging to your mental health, self-esteem, and sense of self-worth. By comparing yourself to others it can result in you feeling inferior whether that was the intention or not. No two people are the same and as such the act of comparison is futile and unnecessary. 

Reconsider how you talk to yourself

This is a hard one and unfortunately is unlikely to happen overnight as chances are you have years of bad-mouthing yourself to overcome. However, when you look at yourself in the mirror try to talk to yourself as you would your best friend, who you know doubt treat with compassion, love, and respect. Work on being kind to yourself, focusing on the many positive attributes you possess and do not get sucked into picking out and focusing on your worst traits or insecurities. 

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