Do you ever look in the mirror and wonder “Who the heck are you?”? No matter how old we get, a part of us keeps expecting to see our 18 year-old selves looking back at us in the glass. Yet, the jarring feeling that we often get from looking in the mirror isn’t necessarily because we’ve changed. Far from it. In many cases, it’s because we’ve not been making enough changes to our appearance. And if we’re less than happy with the way we look, it can give rise to dysmorphic disorders that make us see flaws that seem glaringly obvious… but that either aren’t there or massively exaggerated by the lens of our psyche.
Changing up your look can actually be very psychologically beneficial. It can imbue us with a sense of a fresh start. A new beginning that will bring us closer to the version of ourselves that we want to be. It can effect changes in our outlook and our personality from the outside in.