Take a moment or two and list a few things that you love.
Your family, house, car, friends, pets or even your new handbag or shoes? How far did you have to go down that list before you mentioned yourself? If you even thought about yourself at all.
Having a negative body image is a common problem. In a society that promotes unrealistic body ideals, it is challenging not to get caught up in comparing oneself to these unrealistic standards. As a result, many individuals may experience depression, anxiety, anger and self-loathing. In addition to affecting an individual’s view of themselves, poor body image may also result in avoidance of social situations and may interfere with developing healthy social and romantic relationships.
We have all tried at least some form of diet, exercise routine or even those Pinterest tidbits on how to lose weight in just a few short days, which of course, are all labeled as “the best kept weight loss secret”. All of these promoted by mainstream media in hopes that this will be the next big thing in helping one lose all those unwanted kilograms.
Having body confidence does not come from trying to achieve the perfect body, it comes from embracing the one you have. When you look in the mirror and all you can focus on are the things that make you unhappy, this can negatively affect how an individual goes about their day and how they interact with other people. A person with confidence will believe in themselves and pursue activities and interests which would have been inhibited if an individual has low self-esteem.
Confidence is not something that happens overnight, it is something that you constantly have to work on. There are ways to improve a healthy body image.
The most important factor in being comfortable in your own skin is to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This goes a long way to ensure that you have the confidence to tackle the world head on. When your body is functioning optimally, all its systems work in synergy with one another.
These hormones will help balance out the way you feel about yourself and also how your body’s functioning will contribute to external health. To maintain a healthy balance you need to ensure that you are getting the essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients that the body requires to function optimally. When you have the right mindset and the health as support, then you are taking steps in the right direction.
Words have power, and if words projecting negative energy can have a great impact on your life just imagine the strength that positive energy can project. The key is to not only project that positive energy in your life, but also to be a positive influence to the people around you. Almost everyone struggles with having the confidence to love themselves, so you can be an example and mentor to other individuals.
Remember . . . you are beautiful, just the way you are.