Over 70% of women are ashamed or unhappy with their body. Many people walk around feeling insecure, shame and guilt for just being who they are. If you have low self-esteem then life can feel lonely. You may feel like no one understands you and the world looks at you differently. The truth is there is no one shape or size for people. Women are not a one size fits all when it comes to body types, shapes and sizes. Each person is uniquely different. From measurements, skin color to personality. Recognizing that you are uniquely you can be the first step to feeling more fulfilled in your life. Here are other tips to help you improve your self-confidence.
Focus on Kind Thoughts
The way we talk to ourselves matters. Making a difference in your own life starts with yourself and your internal dialogue. How do you talk to yourself throughout the day? Do you self sabotage, judge and ridicule yourself? Or are you kind, compassionate and friendly. The reality is that most of us have an inner mean voice that says nasty things. The voice stems from our childhood, society, patterns that we tend to repeat. The first step to a greater awareness of self is beginning to tune yourself in to the dialog that plays in your mind. Recognize that you are not the voice in your head. Start to say kind things that are loving and thoughtful.
When we judge other people, we are judging ourselves. Learning to quit the inner mean critic can help you calm the judging mentality on to others. If you find yourself comparing yourself a lot to other people, ask yourself how it makes you feel. When we judge other people we put up a wall between them and us. We put our insecurities into the judgment. When you become self aware and full of self-love you will not longer look to others for approval. Judging becomes a thing of the past because you recognize that no good can come of judgment.
If you are looking to improve your mood, consider smiling a lot more. When we smile we feel good. The act of smiling releases endorphins, which are the feel good feelings in the brain. Smiling can uplift other people and help them feel good. And when the people around you feel good, you feel good. Learning to laugh and play is a perfect way to allow you to smile more. Look at life as one big playground, smiling will open doors to self-awareness.
For more tips on health and your smile visit a dentist in NW Portland, at TenderCare Dental. Shannon Kaiser writes for the Oregon health community.