In today's world it can be difficult to build and maintain a positive self-image - however, it is both possible and important to do so. Unfortunately, studies have shown that significant populations of women, as well as some men, are dissatisfied with their bodies and/or suffer from low self-confidence and self-esteem, which can have extremely detrimental effects on relationships. Building a positive self-image can benefit your life as an individual as well as your relationships in many ways.
There are many factors that influence how individuals view themselves and their bodies. These factors can be biological, social, or psychological. Having a positive body image is important for many reasons, not the least of which is that it can improve an individual’s overall quality of life. There are many steps people can take towards improving their self-confidence and self-concept clarity (how clear they are about their own personality characteristics and preferences).
Self-concept can have very real effects on their relationships, particularly those that are romantic and/or sexual. Research has found that people with high self-concept clarity - people who are clear about who they are and what is important to them - report higher relationship satisfaction and commitment. There is a direct correlation between the level of people’s self-concept clarity and the level of intimacy they will invest in their relationships. Individuals with low self-confidence can have more difficulty forming intimate bonds with their partners, which can cause relationships to suffer.
On the other hand, relationships benefit when both partners develop positive self-images. Individuals who have a healthy self-concept are often more open, expressive, and intimate with their significant others, which leads to more secure attachments. This is because when people perceive themselves as loveable and trustworthy, they will be more likely to openly and securely love and trust their partners.
Being self-confident also has a positive effect on people’s satisfaction with their sexuality and sexual interactions. Pleasurable sexual activities require disclosure of private aspects of the self that people with poor body images are often uncomfortable with. People who are discontented with their bodies often experience sexual problems, such as the inability to orgasm, while individuals who are comfortable and secure with their bodies often find their sexual experiences to be more enjoying and fulfilling. Being confident and familiar with your body will improve almost any sexual experience.
Research has proven that building a positive body image and having an overall healthy self-concept are important in creating intimate and fulfilling relationships. Exercising with your partner, eating healthy, and participating in activities you enjoy can all help to create better self-images and stronger relationships, which will lead to a happier life.
We here at Urban Post, are committed to helping you obtain a good self image. We believe that being oneself is the best trend, and that everyone is beautiful. We do not define beauty by a number, or a label.
Accessories very often make an outfit. They can be mixed and matched and when taken care of can last a lifetime. Here is the a list of luxury accessories worth splurging on:
An over the top statement necklace.
Not only is the sea green color perfect for spring, but it would look great with a white sun dress and it can even dress up a tee and jeans. The extender on it allows you to get the perfect fit. Extremely versatile and an attention grabber!
A classic leather belt.
A black belt is a staple in any girls wardrobe and we adore this one. The detail of our beautiful belts, provides a unique touch . What a great way to cinch a dress or hold your pants up in style!
A great quality leather handbag.
A woman’s purse can tell a lot about her… it holds all the items she deems necessary to live her busy life. Cell phone, keys, wallet, iPad… the list goes on!
Having a bag that not only fits your essentials but looks great doing it is worth spending some dough on! I was recently introduced to the Hardware brand and quickly fell in love with their unique bags. It is large enough to carry the essentials and versatile in construction all while still looking chic!
A good pair of heels.
Looking great doesn’t have to be painful. The right pair of heels can elongate your legs, give you better posture and make you look pulled together, but don’t sacrifice your comfort! A good pair of heels is a great investment for your wardrobe. A platform heal is a stylish, yet comfortable to remain on trend, and not sacrifice comfort.
A bright red lipstick.
Perfect for when a classy lady spends a night on the town. Bold and confident, a red lip is strong and shows everyone who’s in charge. Most lipstick interacts with the light and creates a pout of perfection.
There are many well-documented benefits to our communities and to each of us to choosing local, independently owned businesses. We realize it is not always possible to buy what you need locally and so merely ask you to Think Local FIRST!
Top Ten reasons to Think Local - Buy Local - Be Local
We have decided to add a blog for your enjoyment, to our website.
This will serve as both an informative blog, a humorous blog, and a serious blog, depending on which suit we are wearing from day to day.
We want you to be a part of our growth as a business, and even our growth as people. We want to inform you, educate you, enlighten you, laugh with you, and invite you to share in this wonderful world and atmosphere, we affectionately call Urban Post.
Whether it be in finding your specific style, or decorating your home, we will help you to find unique pieces that speak to others about who you are.
In this blog, we will offer advice, videos, and links that will pertain to all the aspects of your artistic body, mind, and soul.