Ever since we were kids, the way we look in the mirror has defined to a large extent who we are. We all remember that tall kid back in grade school who was way too lanky for his and he got a nickname to that effect. Or that overweight kid who was always being teased for his size. This does not stop. The way we look is still very significant in defining who are even later in life. What we see when we look in the mirror affects not only what other people think of us, but also how we ourselves consider ourselves. Self esteem is a description of how highly we consider ourselves. It has deeper repercussions than just the superficial and physical. Low self esteem can can cause or aggravate mental instability and illnesses like depression. Therefore high self esteem is important for good mental health.
This is mainly because humans are social creatures and the desire to gain acceptance from other people is a basic human instinct. This an evolutionary development from the early times because humans were more likely to survive if they lived in groups. Acceptance from the other people meant that you were less likely to be cast off from the group; and as a consequence, you were more likely to survive.Of course that was in the old, primitive times. things are more civil now. This evolutionary development is however already engrained in us and affects how we think on both the conscious and subconscious level.
If we work out and our bodies take shape, we are more likely to gain more admiration and acceptance from other people; and by extension, we will feel great about ourselves. So therefore looking good physically can be paramount to how highly we consider ourselves.If you work out and start getting that body in shape, you are guaranteed to get more attention from people. Wash your hair and keep yourself clean. You will will fit your clothes better and look sharper. nice clothes and a great shave will naturally create more magnetism around you; and the compliments will come, needless to say. Above all that, you’ll most definitely just love what you see in the mirror; and in no time, your self esteem will simply sky-rocket.