Why Health Conditions Shouldn't Make You Self Conscious
It can be tough sometimes to look in the mirror and be wholly satisfied with what you see staring back at you. You might want to lose the love handles, shift a few pounds from your tummy or try and tone up the flabby bits under your arms. Learning to love ourselves and our bodies can be increasingly difficult. The emergence of social media, perfectly filtered selfies and a whole new aspirational world which we all compare ourselves to doesn’t make this task any easier. While you can control your weight and body shape to a certain extent, there are health conditions that you may have very little control over that can make you feel very self-conscious. These ailments may prevent you from leaving the house, enjoying a night out or feeling comfortable in your own skin. Take a look and see how you can banish the anxiety that these health conditions cause and see a newfound confidence in your mindset.
Severely dry skin, eczema, and psoriasis can seemingly explode on your epidermis leading to blotchy, red and scaly marks on your skin. When these patches appear in your hairline, on your scalp or on your face, you may feel self-conscious and worry about the reactions of others. Learning to love your skin is ridiculously hard when you are suffering from these conditions, but it’s effective if you try to embrace it. Covering up with makeup can lead to your sensitive skin becoming even more inflamed. If anything, apply moisturizer three times a day and try to remove yourself from stressful situations as this can make any flare-ups worse. If you need to take some time off work to get away from your overbearing boss, take that annual leave that you’re owed and concentrate on your health.
It can be soul destroying to find yourself in a public situation asking people to repeat themselves all the time. If you are hard of hearing, whether this is acute or chronic, it can lead you to becoming more timid and accepting that you won’t be part of a conversation. Instead of resigning yourself to this, you need to find out more about the sorts of hearing aids on offer. They are not the chunky ugly things of the past and can be discreetly fitted to give you a near invisible aid to help you hear more clearly. This will boost your confidence and enrich your quality of life.
If you love nothing more than heading to the squash court for a bit of racquet action or you love heading to the park for a summer picnic, you may become self-conscious when you think about your varicose veins. These protruding veins that can commonly appear on your legs shouldn’t prevent you from enjoying the summer months and playing your favorite sports. Although you may find them unsightly, the chances are other people don’t even bat an eyelid. If they do bother you so much that they stop you getting outdoors, head to see your doctor and ask about treatments that you could consider.
Your frame of mind can empower the way you feel about your body. Whether you suffer from psoriasis, varicose veins or you struggle to hear your TV, there are ways you can combat your ailment and boost your self-confidence.