Mirror, Mirror: To Improve Your Confidence, Change How You See Yourself

You're reading Mirror, Mirror: To Improve Your Confidence, Change How You See Yourself, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. In mid-2016, Dove published their third Global Beauty and Confidence Report, after interviewing 10,500 females across 13 countries. The results were rather worrying. They found that only 4% of women around the world considered themselves beautiful, but 72% felt pressure to look a certain way. 9 out of 10 girls wished they could change at least one aspect of their physical appearances. Even more bothering is the fact that nearly all women (85%) and girls (79%) state that they opt out of important life activities - such as trying out for a team or club, and engaging with family or loved ones – because of low body esteem. They simply don't feel good about themselves and the way they look. Glamour magazine did a similar survey in 2014—54% of women ages 18 to 40 were unhappy with their bodies, they reported, and 80% of them said that just looking in the mirror made them feel bad. These statistics are definitely sad—not only because so many of us fall victims to the “standards” of beauty that society tries to force on us, but also because we allow the perceptions of our appearances to dictate our sense of self-worth. The way we see ourselves—generally known as “self-image”—is not a new kid ...
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Source: Carbohydrate Polymers - Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research
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