When you look in the mirror, do you like what you see staring back at you? Are you happy with your outer appearance? Are there things about yourself that you wish you could change? Our self confidence and how we feel about our self plays a vital role in every aspect of life. When we don’t love, value, or appreciate the woman in the mirror, it makes loving, valuing, or appreciating anything or anyone else in life nearly impossible.
There’s no one on this earth who loves everything about themselves. Wanting to change some physical attribute or character trait is normal, and nothing to feel bad about. In fact, it only becomes a problem when these “issues” about yourself cause you to dislike who you are or how you look.
Low self-esteem and/or a negative self-image can result in self-loathing, negative thinking, lack of motivation, relationship problems, reduced self-care, and a strong obsession with pleasing others and becoming “perfect”. This is certainly no way to live, which is why you should take positive steps towards loving the woman you are. Here is some great advice for getting started.
Talk to Someone
If you feel so bad about yourself that you’ve become depressed, have isolated yourself from others, started abusing drugs and alcohol, or have essentially stopped living a life you were once happy with, you really should talk to someone about it. Therapy can be a great place for you to get to the bottom of why you feel the way you do. After discovering the cause of your lowered self-esteem, the therapist can work with you to develop constructive goals towards improving how you feel.
There are circumstances in which your physical appearance has dramatically changed as a result of “life”. Maybe you didn’t lose the baby weight from your last child. That extra weight is causing serious health problems for you. Perhaps you were involved in a motor vehicle accident that left you with facial scars.
In instances like this, there are medical solutions that you can consider to try and help correct the problem and get back to loving yourself. If you live in Beverly Hills like I do you might visit Dr. Binder of Beverly Hills to talk facial plastic surgery or consider cool sculpting to blast away stubborn belly fat. If you go this route, make sure you’re doing it for the right reasons and that you have a thorough consultation to understand the benefits of risks of such procedures.
Take Care Of Your Health
If it’s physical appearances you’re most worried about, it’s time to get real about your health. How you look on the outside is often a direct result of how you treat yourself internally. If you want to lose weight, cure skin problems, gain some muscle, or just feel better mentally, you’ve got to take better care of yourself. This means eating well-balanced meals with proper nutrition, getting active, drinking lots of water, starting a healthy skin care regimen, reducing stress, and getting plenty of rest.
Set Goals and Accomplish New Things
For those who aren’t feeling great about who they are internally or where they are in life, improving that will require positive change. Start by deciding what you want out of life. Create a list of financial, health, career, and personal goals that you’d like to accomplish. Then, start putting those goals into action to accomplish more. As you tackle each goal, you’ll find that you feel a lot better about yourself.
Developing your self-esteem is imperative to the quality of your life. If you are not proud of the woman staring back at you in the mirror, it’s never too late to start making changes for the better. As you start to make these lifestyle changes and you’ll begin to see yourself in a different light which over time will help you to love the woman in the mirror.