Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Body Image and Self Esteem

Body Image and Self Esteem.
Are you happy about your physical condition? Or do you think that you are skinny, too fat, too short, or thin? Or maybe you have this mole or scar you really want to get rid of whatever you think, you should know that body image is based on your thoughts and feelings about the way your body looks. Poor body image comes from negative thoughts and feelings about your appearance. Body image is a major factor in self-esteem, which is the way you think and feel about yourself as a person. Self-esteem can also be based on how you think other people look at you as a person. 
Whenever you feel low, try to remember these:
  • Your body is your own, no matter what shape, size, or color it comes in. Other people may say whatever they want, but they're not the master of your body.
  • You're unique because you're not just a copy of someone else.
  • What's inside your brain and mind is more important than your looks.
  • Try to focus on improving your behavior and skills. Giving enough time to nourish your talents will help you to improve your unique qualities.
Nice to Know:
  • Treating yourself with respect and realizing that every part of you is worth caring for and protecting will help you keep a healthy attitude towards yourself.
  • Building a good self-esteem can take a long time and is not always easy, but knowing that you can improve your self-esteem is the first step.