Concerns about physical attractiveness are not new. Every period of history had standards of beauty. But, different advancements in technology, particularly the mass media causes normal concerns that lead to obsessions about how we look.
So much about what you think reflects on how you feel about your body image.
What to do:
1. Make a list of the things you like about your physical appearance. You may prefer to draw.
2. Accept that you’re working with what you’ve got. Start telling yourself, “I’m good enough”. One day you’ll believe it.
3. Involve yourself in activities and passions that make you feel more confident about yourself as a person and not just about your body. Remember that real beauty comes from the inside.
4. Decrease mirror checking
5. Find someone trained to speak to because it’s your thinking that needs to change in order to be satisfied with your physical attractiveness.
*Poor body image can be serious for those who have developed an eating disorder in trying to achieve a socially acceptable body or to control a difficult situation and feelings. In this case, therapy is always recommended.*