Or maybe they just hate everything about themselves. Maybe mirrors are public enemy number one.
For some women, this is a serious medical condition. Some women have what’s called ‘body dysmorphic disorder’ or BDD. This is a diagnosed mental illness involving obsessive focus on a perceived flaw in appearance. For more information on BDD, click here.
This post isn’t about those women.
This post is for the women that look in the mirror and don’t like what they truly see. This post is for the women that aren’t happy with themselves and who berate themselves every chance they get.
For the women that pinch their fat rolls in disgust when they look in the mirror…or who tell themselves how fat they are when they get a glimpse of their reflections in elevator doors…or about how flat their butt is or how small their breasts are…or how big their noses are…how thin their lips are….
I could go on forever.
This post is for those women.
Are you listening?
Seriously. Just stop.
This study found that what you tell yourself is what you are. So, if you tell yourself that you’re too fat, or too skinny, or ugly, then you’ll be too fat, or too skinny, or ugly.
And what is too fat, or too skinny, or ugly, anyway? Who decides the perfect weight range, or breast size, or butt width, or waist-to-hip ratio? Who decides what makes one face beautiful and another face unbeautiful (not a word)?
The wonderful thing about beauty is that it truly is in the eye of the beholder. And the beholder is you, pretty girl.
So, make a promise to yourself that every time you look in the mirror, you will tell yourself that you are beautiful.
And believe it.
No, seriously. I mean it.