How many times have you looked back at pictures, maybe even only a couple of years old, and thought "I wish I still looked like that". The truth is that, even at the time that picture was taken, you were looking at even older pictures saying the same thing. We absolutely beat ourselves up over appearances. Maybe someone said something mean to us when we were kids, maybe we compare ourselves to unrealistic expectations... whatever the case may be, the truth is that we are all far too hard on ourselves, women and men. You view yourself FAR more critically than the rest of the world views you.

Watch this video of a forensic sketch artist having people describe themselves to him behind a sheet while he sketches them. Then, watch as he has OTHER people describe the same people while draws them. The results might make you cry.

Take a breath, give yourself a break.