Not only will it make you happier, but it could improve your health…
It’s not always easy to build confidence. But there’s a very important reason why you should.
Well. Aside from the fact that you’re a totally fabulous lady, obviously.
There are actually health risks associated with a lack of self esteem, including the chance of developing skin cancer. Yep. We said this was important…..
According to research in the journal Health Psychology , disliking your appearance can make you more vulnerable to the disease.
Scientists worked this out by selecting men and women from an American health study who’d all reported a history of sunburn and a low likelihood of using suncream. Both of these are linked to an increased risk of skin cancer.
They then asked the participants how much time they spend outdoors in the summer, as well as how attractive they consider themselves to be. Those who gave their looks the lowest ratings tended to spend the most hours in the sun.
While the researchers didn’t assess how much of that time was used sunbathing, it’s suggested that these people may be keen to tan because they think it improves their looks.
This is because people who are unhappy with their appearance are more likely to have a ‘low regard for keeping their bodies safe and healthy‘.
We think this is pretty blimmim’ sad – and we really don’t want any of you to feel this way. So here are our top tips for boosting your self confidence…..
Write down everything you love about yourself…..
Don’t worry if your list isn’t long to begin with, it’s all about quality over quantity. There are no limitations. You could note down anything from your favourite freckle to the thoughtful birthday presents you buy your friends.
Consider how you’d feel if you LOST these attributes. Makes a tan seem pretty irrelevant, huh? Continue reading This Is How To Build Your Confidence Levels