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When we’re little, we often don’t think or worry to much about how we look, but as we grow up we can become increasingly concerned about our appearance and start to compare ourselves with others and may feel self-conscious about some parts of our bodies.
When friends say they don’t like the way they look, we often can’t see what they’re worried about. We are naturally far less critical of others and accept them and even like their unique features.
We tend to be hardest on ourselves. If you find yourself saying unkind or critical things to yourself, give yourself a break! Given that we have to live with ourselves and cannot be separated from our own bodies, it’s a good idea to decide to be our own best friend.
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