Does telling yourself your beautiful actually work?

I have depression and have a very low confidence level. I'm not ugly at all but at times when I look at myself I wish something was different. People tell me a lot to look into the mirror and tell myself im beautiful but how do you do that when you don't feel it? My main thing is not feeling smart when I... show more I have depression and have a very low confidence level. I'm not ugly at all but at times when I look at myself I wish something was different. People tell me a lot to look into the mirror and tell myself im beautiful but how do you do that when you don't feel it? My main thing is not feeling smart when I know I am. Changing my thoughts I think could help but how do I do that?
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