'Why do I look so awful?' - 5 ways to boot bad self-talk

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“Ugh, I hate my [insert body part]!”

First of all, start by removing the word 'hate' completely - especially when referring to yourself. Also, what we're dealing with isn't unbridled honesty, it's pure perception. While you're focused on your thighs, someone else is envying your gorgeous skin, long eyelashes, or killer smile. Next time you look in the mirror, notice where your eye shoots first - if it's following old habits, Ms Critical will immediately get to it. Become mindful of these times and instead move your mind to something you love about yourself and opt for lipstick over gloss, because you do, in fact, have incredible lips to show off.

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