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Wish I was more attractive

Instagram likes, love reacts and selfies - it’s easy to feel bad and compare ourselves to others. It’s harder to not look all the posts and not compare ourselves to beautiful people. Everyone has days where they don’t like what they see in the mirror. Even though it might not seem like it, everyone has parts of themselves they don't like.

Self-improvement begins when we realise that how we appear on the outside is connected of how we’re feeling on the inside. This means, if we want to improve our appearance and be more attractive, we need to start accepting our own flaws, shortcomings and the things we don't like about ourselves.

Wishing you were more attractive is normal; today, everyone thinks about their appearance and how they are perceived by others. Social media, only makes this worse – we constantly see images of ‘perfect’ people. When it feels too much, remember people that we think are attractive also have parts of themselves they don't like – they have found all the problems with their own appearance, just like you have.

If you want to change your appearance, make sure you are happy with who you are in the inside first. Be kind to yourself. As hard it is, try not let your worries change the way you see yourself. You are beautiful for your faults and flaws, for your hobbies and quirks, not just the way you look.

Make sure your friends and family support you, cheer you on, and think you're special, rather than tear you down.

Change your perspective and uncover a way forward for you!

Here are some things that can help you with that.

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Great
reads

Brave by Svetlana Chmakova
Jensen struggles with friendship and bullies. When two kids from the school newspaper tease him with social-experiment projects, he’s called upon to be brave.

Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart
Kids find it hard to deal with their parents and classmates constantly teasing them. But they find comfort and joy in friendship with each other.

Frazzled by Booki Vivat
Abbie Wu struggles with fear and anxiety as the middle child between perfect siblings. Abbie organises a secret lunch swap and finds both self-confidence and a passion for effecting social change.

Great
Films

Eighth Grade
Kayla Day, an eighth grader, is introverted but also posts videos about self-confidence on the Internet. Later, she realises she is not the person she is pretending to be and overcomes her fears.

Brave
Merida disobeys an ancient custom which unleashes a dark force. After meeting an elderly witch, as she journeys to reverse the curse, she discovers the real meaning of bravery.

Dumplin'
Willowdean, an overweight teenager of a yesteryear beauty queen, decides to participate in her mother's Miss Teen Bluebonnet pageant to prove a point.

Spotify

This playlist will make you feel like you can conquer the world.

Podcasts

The Verywell Mind Podcast with Amy Morin
This podcast is crammed full of practical discussions and advice on everything from confidence to self-doubt.

The Self Esteem and Confidence Mindset
In this episode Jonny discusses chasing confidence and self-esteem. Sound familiar?

Confidence & Self Esteem Podcast
This episode discusses getting slightly out of your comfort zone and challenging yourself.

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