For many years, people believed that it was a wives’ tale when someone told them you only look as good as you feel or the reverse, you only feel as good as you look. In recent years, growing numbers of psychologists are definitively stating that there is a correlation between looking good and feeling good. Furthermore, when you feel good, you have a sense of empowerment.
If you have been feeling depressed or withdrawn from friends and family, could it be that you are worried about your physical appearance? Maybe you’ve put on a few extra pounds or there is some other physical characteristic you wish you could change. If so, let’s look at ways to help you feel and look your best.
The Truth Is – Some People Do Judge a Book by Its Cover
Although we would like to think that the people we meet don’t judge by appearances, some probably do. While there are some things you can’t change, there are some things you can, and those are the things you should focus on. If you feel better about your perceived ‘shortcomings’, then your mood will almost always stabilize, and you will begin to see a change in your own outlook on life.
For example, if you feel you are too flat chested and would like to be fuller on top, you could visit a plastic surgeon in Maryland for breast augmentation. If that’s how you envision yourself as looking your best, that’s what you should go for. Remember, you will feel as good as you perceive yourself to look and so, if you are happy with your new look, science has it that you will feel better about yourself as well.
Don’t Let the Little Things Bother You
When all is said and done, it really is more about what you think of yourself than what others think of you. Your true friends will love you for who you are, no matter if you have a flat chest, are a few pounds overweight or have a few crumbs on your blouse after lunch. Those who take exception to those things are small minded people and, as the saying goes, don’t let the little things bother you. Little minds are not worth your concern, so once again, it’s how you feel about yourself that matters.
There was a time in history when women who were feeling down in the dumps, according to Adlerian psychology, would go out and buy a new hat. Those days evolved to changing one’s hair color and now feeling better ranges from a total makeover to a bit of plastic surgery. Even if a segment within society judges you by your weight, hair color, height or any other physical characteristics, it won’t be everyone, so don’t be overly concerned. Just be happy with yourself and if it takes getting breast augmentation or a stint at the gym to help you look your best, then go for it! You’ll get two for the price of one – looking better and feeling better at the very same time.