3 Common Girl Problems and How to Survive Them
There are difficulties that confront every girl. Problems and dilemmas arise that can be difficult to navigate. If you are dealing with the following issues or other similar problems, you are far from alone. Confronting your problems with confidence and a positive attitude can make all the difference in making it through unscathed.
1. Body Issues
Nearly every girl has had one issue or another with her body at some time in her life. Our society today seems to promote a sort of unrealistic ideal, barraging young girls with images of impossible-to-obtain body proportions. It can be confusing and frustrating trying to reconcile the differences between reality, and what we see on TV and in magazines. This can trigger conditions such as eating disorders and body dysmorphic disorder in a girl. Problems like these set up dangerous patterns that seriously threaten a person’s health and well -being.
It is imperative that girls get perspective on this phenomenon and instead of focusing on unrealistic images, embrace their own beauty. Something that helps many women come to terms with their perceived bodily flaws is to understand that most of the models and actresses whose bodies they envy have had their photographs airbrushed and retouched to remove the so-called imperfections that each and every person has.
One of the most positive ways you can improve your body image is to work with your body type and natural beauty. Find out some specific tips for your particular face shape, skin coloring, hair type, body type, and so on. The best thing you can do to boost your own body confidence is to be the best YOU possible. By focusing on what you love about yourself and letting the rest go, you’ll start to appreciate all the things that make you unique and beautiful. Eat healthily and get plenty of sunshine, rest, and exercise. Drink lots of water, and remember to keep a good attitude and do the things that bring you happiness. You will glow with beauty from within. People will love being around you and will be inspired by your confidence.
2. Peer Pressure
No matter what age you are, there may be times when even good friends try to pressure you into doing things you don’t want to do. Sometimes this is a positive thing, like when a friend encourages you to try out for something you might be good at or to speak up for yourself. Unfortunately, friends don’t always steer us toward the choices that are in our best interest.
If your friends are making you feel pressured to drink or do drugs, it can put you in the frustrating position of feeling like you have to choose between your convictions and your friends. However, a true friend will support you in your decision to abstain from something. Tell your friends how their behavior is making you feel; let them know that you feel uncomfortable around them when they pressure you. If they care about you, they will listen and change. If not, it’s probably not a good idea to be hanging around them in the first place. Your friends should respect your decision, and if they don’t, you have to be prepared to reach within yourself and find the confidence to move on from them. There are plenty of people out there who know how to have fun without engaging in risky behaviors.
3. Living With a Label
So, maybe you did something you regret – or maybe you did nothing at all. Either way, for whatever reason, people have labeled you. Your label might be something positive, in which case you probably don’t mind. Unfortunately, labels are often hurtful and abusive.
The best way to deal with this is head-on. You may feel like hiding under a rug, but you’ll be better off in the long run to take the taunting in stride. Even if the teasing really bothers you, feign coolness. Roll your eyes, laugh, and act as if the name they are calling you is so preposterous that it must be joke.
After all, these people are taking time out of their day to inject themselves into your business. You could assume that they have a fairly boring life that affords them no more exciting activities than pestering others. This being the case, whatever things they say to you should not be taken to heart. Don’t allow others the power to determine how you feel about yourself.
By conducting yourself with confidence and keeping a healthy perspective on things, you will be able to conquer girl problems like these without breaking a sweat – or a nail.