During puberty, we feel frustrated
Clearly, your breasts are growing beautifully. Take some time each day to appreciate and admire your breasts, either by looking down or in the mirror, and feel the power they bring from your chest. However, don't forget that your emotions can actually have a significant impact on them too.
We may feel dissatisfied with our breasts, wishing they were bigger or firmer. Or having asymmetrical breasts (one larger than the other), which can often cause discomfort and embarrassment.
For these reasons, we may even prefer not to turn on the lights during intimate moments or avoid wearing nice clothes or participating in certain activities.
Furthermore, even many women who were once satisfied with the size and shape of their breasts may become dissatisfied due to factors such as weight loss or pregnancy, which can lead to sagging and deflation.
Researchers conducted an emotional experiment on a group of girls aged 12 to 21. Among the participants (all of whom underwent examinations by plastic surgeons at the beginning of the experiment), 59 had asymmetrical breasts and 160 had macromastia, while 142 were in the control group.
The authors of the study explained, "During adolescence, there can be mild to moderate variations in breast shape, size, and position. However, sometimes significant differences can lead to emotional problems that affect our well-being."
Researchers from Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School surveyed the participants to assess their health, self-esteem, and attitudes toward diet.
They found that participants dealing with asymmetry and larger breasts scored low in "emotional functioning, psychological well-being, self-esteem, and attitudes toward diet."
In terms of overall health, social functioning, and emotional attitudes, girls with asymmetrical breasts also ranked significantly lower than the control group.It is also worth noting that girls with macromastia scored lower than girls with asymmetrical breasts in terms of physical functioning, bodily pain, vitality, social functioning, and psychological well-being.
Based on these results, the researchers concluded that asymmetry is not just a superficial issue because it can have a significant impact on a girl's self-confidence, even into adulthood.
Adolescence can be a difficult time for some girls. With breast development and noticeable physical changes, there may be teasing or hurtful comments from their surroundings.
The excessive self-consciousness of adolescent girls can make them feel like everyone is scrutinizing their flaws.
Cherish Your Breasts
The chest cavity is where we breathe. For sensitive and delicate women, breathing can be easily influenced by emotions. When we are in a bad mood, the chest may feel tight, indicating that the breath is not smooth and that vital energy and fluids cannot flow through smoothly.
Constant emotional fluctuations can lead to blockages in this area, and it may even contribute to breast hyperplasia.
There are various reasons, including social norms, that make us more inclined to suppress our emotions or feel shy about discussing our bodies.
Psychiatrist Bill Greer from the UK conducted a study on the personalities of women with breast cancer. By comparing ordinary women with those suffering from breast cancer, they found that women with breast cancer tend to suppress emotions more frequently. Based on this, they concluded that these individuals have certain characteristics: they are not good at expressing negative emotions, are prone to anxiety, lack relaxation skills, and often hold their frustrations in. Constantly tensed bodies without enough rest can lead to breakdowns.
Therefore, it is crucial to cherish your breasts. We should learn to express emotions, learn to relax, and provide our bodies with sufficient rest. Maintaining a balance between mental and physical well-being is essential for breast health.
Sometimes, patience may be to take a step back and broaden our horizons. However, suppressing emotions excessively without releasing them can create opportunities for pathogens.
Breasts are like containers that hold so many of our emotions. If we don't take care of them, they can become unhealthy and lose their beauty.
Learning to relax, self-regulate, and show them more affection is important. I encourages every woman to do so.