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If Good Looks Were Everything

We all suffer from Self-Doubt but midlife women are particularly prone to do so.  

This is because they think they are losing or have lost the good looks that made them attractive, and confident when they were younger.

This self-doubt particularly afflicts women who have lost their previous partner, or who would like to do so. Their thought is ‘How can I compete with these younger women who have all the attributes of youth and beauty?’

These feelings are compounded by societal messages that often value youth and conventional beauty standards above all else. However, the reality is much more complex and encouraging.

Midlife is a fantastic time to explore new hobbies and interests. Doing things that bring you joy can significantly boost your self-esteem. Whether it’s rekindling an old hobby, starting a new sport, or spending more time with loved ones, these activities can help you feel better about yourself.

The good news is that you don’t need to compete with younger women. Midlife women can develop their own style, beauty, and confidence, which can be very attractive to both mature men and some younger men too. Embracing your unique qualities and the beauty that comes with age can be liberating and empowering.

It’s also important to surround yourself with positive people. Build a support network of friends and family who uplift and encourage you. Avoid toxic relationships that make you feel insecure. Focus on nurturing connections that remind you of your value and worth.

Additionally, maintaining physical health through regular exercise and a balanced diet can boost confidence. Exercise releases endorphins, which improve mood and overall well-being.



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