A recent survey by TODAY and AOL found that it has harsh effects on your relationship.
When was the last time you complained about your hair or vented to a friend about a particularly huge pimple? Chances are, it wasn't too long ago. According to a recent survey by TODAY and AOL, 77 percent of adult women complained about their appearance to someone at least once in the past month.
It might not seem like a huge deal — everyone gripes about their looks now and then, right? — but it can actually have some pretty damaging side effects. "That's negative self-talk, and when we hear it, we internalize it," says Elizabeth Lombardo, Ph.D., author of A Happy You. "This self-deprecation may just be about our looks, but it tends to permeate into other areas of our lives." The result: That nagging, nitpicky voice in your head starts popping up a lot more often. Read the rest over at Women's Health: The Bad Habit 77 Percent of Women Need to Break
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