If we are all going to be honest with each other, then we can all agree that there are many hang-ups we can have in our lives which we have in common. We can be self-critical of ourselves, and what we see in the mirror or how we feel might not be how we appear or come across to someone else. But yet we won't be able to shake that thought and opinion and sometimes it can consume us. However, it’s always nice to be safe in the knowledge that we can all feel like this at times, and instead, if you feel strongly enough then there are some actions you can take.
Life can get busy, and often we can become distracted with what we need to do each day. But the hang-ups in our lives. However, you don’t need to let these common hangups bring you down. There are things you can do to make the changes and feel better and more confident within yourself. With that in mind, here are some of the common hang-ups and some of the things that you could do about them.
One of the biggest hang-ups we can have is our bodies. We may not be happy with how we look or how we present ourselves, and it can often bring us down. But having said that, it can also be the area that we can have the most control over. This is because we have access to different treatments, we can make changes, and we have control over our diet. Here are some of the biggest body hang-ups and some tips on what you can do about it.
A little bit more hair than you would like
There is this stigma that women shouldn't be hairy, but the truth is, we can get hair in all sorts of places and it’s completely natural. However, many of us can agree that there are some areas of our body that we would prefer to not have hair, and thankfully, there are things we can do to prevent it. Laser treatments are great for this. You can consider shaving and waxing to help give you a more short-term and manageable solution to unwanted hair.
Cellulite in those tough areas
Cellulite can often be a trickier thing to resolve, and women tend to get cellulite on harder-to-reach areas such as the top of their thighs and the buttocks. However, there are things you can do such as liposuction and fat freezing procedures. You can also use creams and an exfoliating body brush that when used in a particular motion, can help to reduce the signs of cellulite and it recurring again. This can often be a tricky area and one that many women are conscious of, but it isn’t something to feel ashamed about either.
What about that healthy glow?
There is no denying that we all want to put our best face forward each day, but sometimes this can be tricky. This is why you need to ensure that you do what you can to maintain a healthy glow. You can try facials or spa treatments at home to help you get that glow. Your skin is a reflection of you and how you feel, so if you can show off a glow of health then it can give you that extra confidence boost that you will need.
Not being able to regain a toned stomach
One thing many women struggle with is their stomach area, especially after having children as their body tends to change. This isn’t something that should become a great concern to you, especially given what your body has just been through but, of course, it isn’t always easy to accept. A slow process of a good diet and regular exercise will help you to achieve the desired look once more. However, it isn’t something to rush or be too concerned with.
Not being happy with their smile
The smile can be a big problem for women, and it can often have much to do with the appearance of your teeth. They may not be as straight as you would like, or perhaps you would want them to appear brighter. Thankfully, at home teeth whitening kits are becoming popular and cosmetic dentistry is something that is far more accessible than it used to be. Enabling us to feel comfortable and smile more naturally. You could also look at teeth straightening and even braces. They can be a more long-term solution to a beautiful smile, but they can give you that extra confidence. You could also seek help from specialists in orthodontics who can look to help straighten your teeth. There are so many options for cosmetic dentistry and ways you can repair your teeth and smile these days that it is possible to finally feel confident in your smile.
Mental Health hang-ups
There can also be hangups when it comes to your mental health. Many people struggle with their mental health but never talk about it. They mask it and so sometimes you wouldn’t even know the person you are talking to struggles with their mental health. Here are some of the common hang-ups people may be dealing with daily and how you can cope.
Mindset is one of those things that can be affected so easily. You may struggle with low mood, you may find yourself negative and feeling helpless. It isn’t quite a depression, but there are more bad days than good. Your mindset can be controlled by you and often it is all about changing habits in how you think. Focusing on positivity, doing actions like meditation and journaling, and feeling grateful are good ways to start changing how you see and feel better for the world.
Anxiety is another thing people can struggle with. This can vary from being anxious about going to work to anxious about health and catastrophizing situations. Anxiety can be deliberating so getting help is a great way to move forward positively. Counselling as well as speaking to medical professionals can help you to improve things and stop it from bringing you down.
More people than we realise will be struggling with depression. It may be mild where you can function day to day without anyone ever knowing, or it may be harder to get up some days and face the world. Depression is more common than we think so getting the help you need is important. Talking about it and being open with family and friends is also a step in the right direction. The more you are open, the better you will start to feel. Depression can bring you down and it can often feel like there is no way out. But there is light, and taking steps in the right direction will help you stop depression from bringing you down and stopping you from doing the things that you love.
There are everyday hang-ups that many people feel and often these are the most common that people have to contend with. Here are some of them that will help you to feel less alone if you struggle with them too.
What you eat
Your diet can be a big part of your life, especially if you are trying to lose weight or feel more energized. The best thing about this hang-up is that you have control over what you eat. You can look at different diets, increase the goodness you eat, and also help to not only lose weight but feel happier and healthier in the process. Try not to get too hung up on what you eat as this can also be damaging. Instead, focus on eating more of the good stuff, but don’t deny yourself those treats. When it becomes less of an issue, it is easier to stitch to a better diet as you start to feel the changes within you.
Where you work
Everyone can have issues with where they work and the job that they do. It might be that you feel you have no choice but you can take steps to improve the situation so it doesn’t become a hang-up that takes over your life. Learn new skills in your spare time, and understand what your goals are and what you want for the future. The more you have a clever idea of what you want, the easier the steps are to make the changes needed.
How you feel
Finally, we can all get hung up with how we feel. Worried about feelings in relationships and family life, worried about friendships, and generally how we feel daily. Do we feel happy and content? Do we have too many down days? Be present with how you feel as this can be a real indicator of the changes that you need to make, or indeed the things you need to do more of to feel good.
Let’s hope that this has at least provided you with some comfort that so many have the same hang-ups and the truth is, you do have the power to resolve those issues.