I'm obsessed with the way I look

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-13-2008
I'm obsessed with the way I look
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Fri, 11-27-2009 - 12:33am

Hi everyone


I've suffered from low self esteem my entire life.

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-10-2009
Fri, 11-27-2009 - 12:12pm

welcome, veronica! i'm sorry that you don't like the way you look but i'm sure you are very pretty and just don't know it. also i am worried that you spend too much time looking for flaws. if i were you i would step

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Registered: 08-03-2005
Sun, 11-29-2009 - 9:31pm

I completely understand how you feel. We're the same age and I feel exactly the same way about my looks. I'm completely obsessed about how I look but I feel like I'm never able to look good.

Right now I'm trying to find something I like about myself and focus on it. Even if it's something stupid like my toes. I try to find something I like instead of finding all the things I hate.

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-03-2009
Thu, 12-03-2009 - 8:33am

Have you by any chance checked out Louise Hay's "You Can Heal Your Life"? I feel like that book helped me move past my obsession with my physical looks. I also have an exercise that I give to clients who are working on self-esteem. It's on my blog. I'm not too sure if I'm allowed to post links on here, but its not any kind of commercial promo, just an exercise for shifting from feelings of inadequacy:
http://myspiritualstudies.blogspot.com/2009/07/wonderful-exercise-for-shifting-from.html

I hope it helps.

Sending love your way.

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-10-2009
Thu, 12-03-2009 - 9:13am
hey, missenergy, welcome to the board. i checked out your blog and i've enjoyed reading your entries so far. and the exercise for shifting from self-inadequacy is so simple but i know it will help most of us here. thanks for posting, and i look forward to hearing more from you (or reading more of your blog entries)!
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-13-2008
Mon, 12-14-2009 - 12:27am

Thanks everyone for your support!