We’ve all been there. You catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror and feel a pang of pain in your heart as you think of all the aspects of your appearance that you wish you could change. What you need to remember is that you’re always going to see flaws in yourself that either don’t exist or can’t be seen by other people. The majority of the time, these issues are surface-level things based on vanity, but if you want to change your appearance for the right reasons then there’s no harm in making a change.
Living a healthier lifestyle or wearing the things you want to wear are both things which can make a positive change to your mental health; changing because society tells you that you “should” be skinnier is not the right way to go. These pieces of advice might help you finally uncover the secret to being happy with your appearance.
Look in the mirror.
I know you find that scary, but that’s exactly why you need to do it. We all find it scary, in a way, but that’s because we all look for the worst aspects of ourselves when we stare at a mirror. We’re trying to find negative things because it’s instinctual; we want to see the flaws that others might see in us. Instead, switch things around. Make a list of all the positive things you see in yourself. You might be surprised by what you discover.
Be brave with fashion.
This is an area with which many women struggle, and perhaps you’re one of them. Fashion is exciting, and we all love to admire the outfits our friends may wear or even the outfits worn by strangers in the street. However, when it comes to your own wardrobe, you likely panic a little. When you’re lacking in self-confidence then it’s hard to enjoy the way you look in cute pieces of clothing because you almost believe that you’re not attractive enough to wear them. It’s time to stop this thinking because confidence is the most attractive element there is; it’s also the key to looking good in anything.
That’s why you need to start wearing the clothes you’ve always wanted to wear. Just give it a shot, and you might surprise yourself. Do a little research, and see what you come up with. You could look online for some women’s dresses if you’re feeling a little uninspired by your current closet because, let’s face, you don’t want to wear those mom jeans every day of your life. Switch things up a little. Surprise your friends and family by wearing something different and wait to see what they say; if you have a significant other then trust their reactions. If they love you then they’ll be honest about the fashion which works for you.
The key to looking good isn’t to starve yourself until you’re a size zero model; you just need to look after yourself. Forget the media and what they say about the ideal body size; there is no ideal body size. The only thing you should be doing is looking after yourself, and that starts by eating a consistent diet and leading an active lifestyle. That’s it. That’s all you need to do. The healthier you are, the happier you’ll feel, and the more you’ll glow. You’ll notice a difference in appearance; trust me.