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What does it mean to have a healthy body image?
It ISN’T about what you look like from the outside, it’s how you FEEL about the way you look.
Having a healthy body image means that:
- Most of the time, you see yourself as you really are
- You accept your body and feel comfortable it in – even when it may not match your family or the media’s “ideals”
- Somedays you feel confident and happy with the way you look and other days you may wish you could change things about your appearance
- You may feel good about certain parts of your body and not as good about others
- You’ve learned to be proud of the way you look and know that no-one is “perfect”
- You try your best, know that you are enough and you choose to focus on the positives
What influences body image?
Lots of things can influence body image, such as:
TV / Movies
What can I do to feel better about myself?
“Stop hating yourself for everything you aren’t. Start loving yourself for everything you are” – Author Unknown.
You don’t have to be perfect - you just have to be YOU!
It’s about accepting and loving your body just the way it is.
It can take some time and practice to do just that!
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