The Wrong Bra Size?
I had a meet up with one of my friends the other night. It was a typical “girly” night out, catching up with each other, having fun. The conversation later turned to bra sizes. (No, this article will not be about “breasts” and how they come in different shapes and sizes) My friend commented that she believed that I was wearing the wrong bra size; how I look smaller than my stated size. This was not in reference to the cup size, so my refrigerator was not missing any chicken fillets.
As I later parted from my friend, I started to ponder the concept about how we sometimes see ourselves differently to how others view us. This can be either positive or negative. Take the person viewing their reflection in the mirror, thinking that they are fat, overweight and ugly; when they are in fact, within a healthy weight range and attractive! Then to the other extreme, where a contestant on the show Apprentice boasts about how they are a great “communicator”; whilst at the same time alienating their associates!
This raises the question, why do we see ourselves differently to others? Is it a case that we lose touch with our real self? I am sure that there are psychology theories on this topic, but will go back to basics. I was watching a mini video blog via the Re-invention Diva website the other day, and came across the term “navel gazing”. The premise of this is that we need to self-reflect, listen to our inner selves to rediscover what we want to do; analyse our strengths and weaknesses. In business terms, this is almost like compiling a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) on ourselves. This is a useful tool to use from time-to-time, since it is so easy to get distracted, lose focus.
So what bra size am I? The frustrated artist, I answer.