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self-appearanceLoving your appearance is difficult for many people. We see our flaws and imperfections on a magnified level. If you struggle with mental health issues, eating disorders, or confidence, you may find loving your appearance very difficult. Working with a mental health professional can help you better recognize and understand what you are feeling and experiencing. As you work through underlying trauma and struggles, here are a few tips to help you work towards loving yourself more.

Uniqueness Is Beautiful

Being unique is a great thing. Having flaws is normal. If we all looked and acted alike, the world would be a pretty boring place. Just like your personality and your intelligence, your appearance is unique to you. Being yourself can be hard. We all want to feel accepted and liked. Remember that you are intelligent, beautiful, and the only one capable of being you. No one is perfect, so try to remember that you do not need to be perfect either. We all have flaws, and that is a great thing. 

Social Media Is Not Reality

Social media has placed a huge amount of pressure on us to look perfect, but beauty is subjective, and social media is not reality. Those celebrities you see not only have a whole team of professionals making them look great but also have a whole team of photoshop editors enhancing their pictures to look perfect. Give yourself a break and understand that what you see is not real and that you are a person with beautiful flaws. 

Treat Yourself Like a Friend

If your best friend were struggling to feel beautiful or handsome, you would sit and explain how great they are and how amazing they look. So why talk to yourself any different? Talk to yourself like you would a friend, kindly and with support. 


Learning to accept and love your appearance can be a different process for everyone. We all have flaws, strengths, and abilities. Sometimes social media can place unrealistic expectations on us for beauty, making certain people strive for perfection. Beauty is subjective, and there is no such thing as a perfect appearance. When we struggle with either confidence or liking ourselves, there is a lot more going on underneath the surface. Here at The Guest House, we have experience helping people understand their mental health and how to begin the process of recovery. Our goal is to help you to reach your goals. Call us today to learn more about our different treatment options at (855) 483-7800