Have you ever seen a picture of someone who has had anorexia for a long time? The image often reflects someone who is really just emaciated but continues to starve himself. It is difficult for someone who has never experienced anorexia to look at such an image and understand how the person in the picture looks in the mirror and sees a fat person who still needs to lose weight.
Without understanding the psychological aspects of anorexia, it is impossible for someone who sees themselves properly to understand how distorted their anorexic body image is. Because a large part of anorexia is an obsessive and fear of being overweight, those with the disease develop a distorted body image. They don’t see their bodies as they really are. If you tell an anorexic person that they are too thin, that person will believe you are lying to them.
Someone with problematic blushing behavior may not immediately see the connection between problematic blushing and anorexia, but there is a key similarity between the two conditions. Problematic blushing behavior also has psychological ties. People with blushing tend to blush even more when they feel judged, as they tend to be overly sensitive to other people’s opinions.
If you have a problem with blushing, you know the overwhelming feeling of embarrassment that covers you when you start to feel a rash on your neck and face. But here is a question you should ask yourself. Do you know how your blush looks to someone else? Do you think you look like a sunburned crab to the other person? Or is it possible that your blushing really isn’t as bad as you think?
Before answering this question, remind yourself that an 80-pound anorexic woman honestly believes she is fat. He looks in the mirror and sees an obese person. Whether he’s blushing or not, when you look at him, he thinks you’re seeing someone overweight.
How do you know how you appear to others? My girlfriend was surprised when I first met her on my audiobook Blushing Free and told her that my blushing problem had reached an all-time high. She never even realized that I thought these were the worst extreme flushes I’ve ever had in my life.
Just as anorexics have a fear of being overweight that distorts their body image, problem blushers have a fear of excessive blushing that distorts their perception of what blushing does to their appearance. I’m not saying that problematic blushes don’t blush very often. As someone who has had a problem with blushing before, I know that the problem of blushing is real. What I’m saying is that as a problem, your perception of what the problem is doing to your appearance is worse than reality.
As someone who has a rash problem, the first big step to stop blushing is to acknowledge that part of your problem is linked to your fear of blushing. I’m not saying you’re making this up, but I’m saying it’s partly in your head. When you realize that your blushing problem isn’t as bad as you think and that other people probably won’t notice or care, you’ll be a little closer to putting the hyper-reddening problem behind you once again. for all.