STATES CHRONICLE – Nowadays, it can be very hard for women to stay positive and be self-confident as we can see everywhere unrealistic beauty standards. However, according to the new research, they are starting to have more trust in their bodies than ever before.
The researchers had done a meta-analysis, with more than 100, 228 participants from 1981 to 2012. They had focused on what opinion people had about their bodies. The report was presented at the American Psychological Association’s Annual Convention. The results showed that even women seemed to be less satisfied with their looks than man, this thing changed over the time.
Dr. Byran Karazsia, the author of the study said that the last two decades had witnessed increasing attention and awareness on a body-acceptance movement which was aimed mostly at women. It may come as a surprise, but men maintained the same level of dissatisfaction with their bodies over time. The study was made in the United States, where more two-thirds of adults are overweight. Although the weight of the average American is on the rise, people seem to be more satisfied with their bodies.
Talking about self-confidence, women seem to have a problem with their bodies and looks since forever. The destroyers of their confidence are stress, natural nerves, over-reacting and what our society is advertising. There are some things a woman can do if she wants to raise her self-confidence.
First of all, if you do not like something about your body, make sure that this isn’t only your opinion. People think less about the way that looks even though that is not the truth. Secondly, have a positive attitude. Do what you like, have more outdoor activities, work on developing your communication skills and get out of your comfort-zone. Every woman has moments when she is feeling nervous inside about the way she looks, but if you appear confident, you will become confident.
The most important thing is to avoid comparing yourself to other people. When people over-analyse, they start feeling down and wonder if they really look good or if their weight is okay. You should not worry about these things. Take care of yourself, have self-confidence and other people with notice that. More and more women are starting to think like this and they become confident about their bodies and looks.
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