Before diving deep into the topic, first, let’s get a clear picture of what body image is all about.
In short, body image is how you see, think, and feel about your body and appearance. Remember, how you feel about your body affects more than just your self-confidence, it affects every aspect of your life.
When you stand in front of the mirror and think you don’t look good, you feel conscious about your appearance, and you feel uncomfortable within your own body, you’re not alone. A lot of people find it difficult to accept the way they look, and the way they are.
All these negative thoughts are discouraging and can enhance the already high challenges of life.
Well, there are a few things you can do about it, and build a positive image.
How to build a positive body image?
Check out these ways and surely it will make you feel better about yourself.
Learn to love and respect your body!
You need to learn the art of loving and respecting your body and your appearance. You need to realize the fact that nobody is perfect, and every God has made everyone different, and unique. Keeping this in mind, you must smile, and tell yourself that you are awesome when you stand in front of the mirror. Learn to love and respect what you have, and the way you are, and the way you look.
Keep your focus on positive things your body does
If you are laughing, breathing, thinking, and are capable of taking care of daily chores, you are doing good and you should appreciate your body for getting things done for you. When all your senses are working properly, you can listen, see, run, and dance, these are actually those beautiful things your body is doing for you, every day, your body takes you a step closer to your dreams and you should feel lucky to have these things.
Make a list of things you love about yourself
When you feel low, here is a little bit of assignment for you. Create a list of all those things that you love about yourself. Even if you have beautiful nails, clean and in shape, pen it down and create a list of all those amazing thing that you have. Now, give it a read and you will realize how quickly your mood with change for good.
Don’t compare yourself with others
You’re attracting negativity if you are comparing the way you look with a celebrity on a magazine cover. Those beautiful and stunning faces that you see on magazines and social media go through editing, and you don’t really need to compare yourself with those editing and filters, because you are unique in your own way!
Avoid those who say you need to change
People will always have something to say, something to comment on, but it’s all up to you what you want to take from it and what needs to be avoided. Stop playing the comparison game because when you will play with lesser confidence (knowing in your mind that you have already lost), it’s not going to make you happy.
Spend time with the right (positive) people
Surround yourself with people who love you the way you are, and the ones who care for you. Of course, not everyone will be your well-wisher and you’re not the hero in everyone’s story. Spend time with your friends and family where you will get lots of love and happiness.
The bottom line
It all starts with yourself, and building a positive body image may seem difficult in the beginning, but once you are in the right direction and it makes you feel good, it will change your life forever!