Do You Think You’re “Ugly”?

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Do You Think You’re “Ugly”?

It’s a thought that can flicker through our mind or it can hover over us indefinitely. That feeling that we’re not attractive or not good enough can stem from so many different sources. When we feel like this, it can threaten to derail our entire perception, not just of our looks, but of every aspect of us.

While these days, there’s a lot to be said for social media and why it results in a lot of negative thinking, if we are to stop this attitude within ourselves, we’ve got to take the time to address who we are. But it’s not as simple as that, is it? Are there any ways that we can learn how to stop this negative thought process?

Is it Superficial, or Much Deeper?

We could argue that people who are constantly obsessed with their looks are somewhat superficial in nature. This is very unfair. These days, a lot of self-consciousness can stem from excessive social media use. After all, we start to compare ourselves with other people and we look at the edited highlights of their lives. Perceiving this to be what they are like 24/7. It’s no surprise that we start to have not just a negative opinion of how we look, but a negative opinion of our lives in general.

That fear of missing out is one aspect, but when we look at those people who provide selfie after selfie, something is going to burrow deep into the back of our minds. It can sometimes lay significant doubts about our own worthiness. For anybody out there reading this, if you feel to be overly obsessed with social media, even though you don’t want to be, you can try a social media detox, or seek professionals for advice.

Dressing Like the Person You Want to Be, Not the Person You Are

After all, we are responsible for our own destiny. If we’re unhappy with how we look, it’s our right to do something about it. Of course, there is a debate as to how far someone can go. What we can take control of is learning how to be the person we want. We can look towards the people we admire, and see what makes them so special.

Take that look and be inspired.

It says a lot, especially when going for a job that’s supposedly above and beyond our scope, dress like the person you want to be. When we aren’t happy with how we look, changing our style can give us that boost.

While we can make drastic alterations to our appearance, it’s only worth it if we are happy with the end result. Highlighting our attributes is a good approach because we are accentuating the bits about us that we want to accentuate. As a result, we can learn how to contour and highlight our face so that our cheekbones look higher, our neck looks longer, and so on.

This is a little thing, but it makes a difference.

This gives us the building blocks to focus on the positive, rather than the negative. We can look at ourselves in the mirror and have our doubts. There’s always something beautiful, no matter how trivial it may be. Once you find that, whether it’s your eyelashes, the nape of your neck, or even the tiny bit in between your eyebrows.

What we have to remember when it comes to dressing and looking like the person we want to be, is that, after a while, our brain catches on. The brain is unable to distinguish between what is fact and what is fiction. This is something that numerous athletes and people in positions of power have exploited for years. This is why positive thinking, self-talk, and cognitive behavioral therapy work so well. Your brain begins to believe these positive notions after a while, even if your conscious mind doesn’t.

Healing Yourself From The Inside Out

Naturally, when we think we’re not attractive, it’s about something that goes much deeper than our skin. It is in relation to the perception we have of ourselves. This belief is the result of years of negative thought. So if you keep having negative thoughts, surprise surprise, your brain begins to believe this is the reality. This is why we’ve got to start looking after ourselves from the inside out, as well as the outside in. It’s a challenge to get the two to meet.

By making positive changes inwardly and outwardly, you can slowly begin to influence your brain to think more positively. You should make it a habit to engage in self-care practices, it will make a positive impact on your entire life in general. In so many ways, we can make the mistake of thinking that our problems are skin deep, and by fixing these aesthetics, we will be happy forever.

We all know, deep down this is not the case.

No matter how many people tell you that you’re not attractive, it doesn’t mean a thing until you start to believe that you are of worth. The reality of the situation is that you need to develop this from the inside. It’s not about other people telling you that you’re attractive that gives you the validation you need. It’s about knowing it within yourself.

So if you have a friend who says that they’re not attractive, but you know they are, it’s not just about saying that they are. Help them by giving them uplifting positivity.

How do you fight the constant battle of perfection?

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