Please Stop Hating *This* About Your Life
Girls' Life magazine|Feb/March 2020
Time to let yourself off the hook and show yourself the love instead, bb.
Sarah Wassner Flynn

THERE’S THAT ONE THING THAT *REALLY* BUGS YOU ABOUT YOUR LOOKS?

Fact: Your body has over 2,000 unique parts. That’s a lot to love—so it’s reasonable not to be crazy about every single inch. But as much as you’d like to trade in a couple areas for new ones, the truth is that you’re mostly stuck with what you’ve got—so show your head, shoulders, knees and toes some love.

Think of a few positive traits about your least favorite part. Maybe you have some ginormous feet...but they’re probably what make you such a speedy swimmer. And those freckles on your face? A beautiful badge of your Irish heritage.

This approach worked for Grace G., 14: “I used to hate my small eyes. But they just so happen to be framed with extra-long lashes. So now, I play them up—and my eyes are the first thing I’m complimented on!” Bottom line: If you think you look good, others are going to pick up on that confidence. So get those parts out of hiding, and flaunt, flaunt away!

YOU DON’T HAVE A MILLION FRIENDS?

Social media makes it seem like everyone has a bazillion besties, but the average teen actually has just four to six good friends. Yep, less than you can count on two hands. And while it’s fun to see your follower count go up, when it comes to honest-to-goodness IRL friends, quality is more important than quantity.

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