Do you struggle with your body image? How you feel about your body affects your
confidence, overall self-concept, and personal value.
It sure is difficult to feel okay about what you look like when you’re constantly presented
images on TV, the internet, and magazines that depict people who are too thin or even
digitally enhanced to mask flaws. It’s just unrealistic!
You already know that it’s important to love yourself for the person that you are. Everyone
is made differently, but beautifully, in their own way. Sure, your beauty may be different
than that of a fashion model, but you’re still beautiful! Once you accept yourself, you’ll
be a happier person.
Focus On Yourself First
When you’re learning to love who you are inside and out, you first need to start with the
inside. This simply means that you need to work on changing the way you think about
No one’s absolutely perfect. There may always be something that you don’t particularly
like about yourself, but it doesn’t negate your beauty, and it’s certainly no reason to have an
unhappy life over it. Shift your focus onto the things that you do like about yourself.
Try having a little faith in humanity. If you people watch in a public place, are you
constantly pointing out everyone’s flaws? Chances are that you’re not. You probably don’t
judge your friends about their imperfections, so why should you be so hard on yourself?
You’re Uniquely You
Once you’ve worked on your inner feelings, you can then move on to loving yourself on the
outside. Unfortunately, in today’s society, people feel ashamed of what they look like to the
point of having all sorts of procedures and surgeries. Don’t be fooled! You don’t need this in
order to feel good about yourself!
You can attempt to make changes if you have a problem like acne or weight gain, but there
are also things that you can’t change, like having wide hips or freckles. The best thing you
can do is embrace yourself for the unique individual that you are. After all, there’s
no one else on this planet quite like you.
Making Changes in a Healthy Way
If you wish to make changes in your appearance, you can certainly do so. You just need to
be doing it for the right reasons. You might need to lose weight in order to get back into a
healthy weight range. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to change your hair color every
now and then either. Variety is the spice of life.
But some people are tempted to go too far and do things like losing too much weight. They
convince themselves that even a healthy weight is “fat” and they strive to be underweight.
It’s important for your health to avoid these types of problems. If you’re stuck in a situation
like this, you need to explore the reasons why you feel this way. You also might want to
discuss your concerns with a professional.
Passing On a Healthy Body Image
One thing you can do for the world is to help pass on a healthy body image to others. The
way the media portrays beauty truly is outrageous, and everyone should be doing their part
to promote health and beauty in an undistorted form.
If you have children, teach them that they’re beautiful just the way they are. Since children
learn by example, ensure that you never put yourself down in front of them. Avoid
complaining about your own body because they might overhear and you might
inadvertently teach them something you never intended to teach.
A healthy body image is something we can all strive toward. You’ll make yourself and others
feel better by complimenting your friends and family. Everyone likes to get a
compliment every now and then. You just might make someone’s day!
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