Studies have shown that focusing on our physical appearance makes us more anxious and less happy. With that, researchers observed that happier and healthier people spend less time working on appearance. Try avoiding the mirror or significantly limiting the time spent looking in the mirror and analyzing physical imperfections. Start by noting how often you look in the mirror, as well the length of time. Then begin to eliminate the unnecessary mirror-gazing. Remember: You are you own worst critic, so limit those opportunities to bully yourself.