Are You Struggling With A Low Body Image?

Unfortunately, there seem to be more people who dislike their bodies than people who like their bodies.

 

There are many misconceptions about what low and high body images are. To have a high body image you don’t need to love every part of your body. You don’t have to adore every square centimeter of your skin. However, you need to accept your body. You may think that there is room for improvement every here and there, but you can still accept your body as it is and feel comfortable about it.

 

If you have a low body image, on the other hand, you believe that there are some parts of your body that could look better AND you feel bad about this.

 

Image two people who both think that their noses are too big. The first person has a low body image and feels that her big nose makes her value as a person lower than it otherwise would be. She feels that people will be less attracted to her because of her big nose, and because of her big nose she feels less happy about herself. The other person has a high body image. She feels that her big nose is ok. She is still grateful for having a functional nose that she can use to breathe and smell. She doesn’t believe that her nose will make her less attractive to others.

 

What I’m trying to get across to you is that you don’t have to ignore all the parts of your body that you think could be improved. If you think that you have a bog nose, don’t try to avoid looking at it every time you see yourself in a mirror. See your body as it is and accept it. Even if all parts are not beautiful they are probably functional. Be grateful for having a body that supports you and protects you.

 

So what can you do if you want to improve your body image? Practise looking at yourself in a big mirror. Tell your reflection that you are wonderful. Thank each part of your body for what it does to you. For example, say “Thank you eyes for letting me see and enjoy all the beauty of this world” or “Thank you feet for making me able to move around as I like”. Practise feeling gratitude when you see your own body. This might be extremely difficult for you at first, so difficult that you will call it impossible, but with practise I promise that it will get easier.

 

Have a look at www.livmiyagawa.com if you want to read more about how you can learn to love yourself!

 

Liv Miyagawa – The Self-Esteem Coach

 

 


About the Author:
Liv Miyagawa, The Self-Esteem Coach, helps people all over the world to raise their self-esteem and to reach their personal goals. She opens people’s eyes to their own strengths and helps them to figure out what it really is that they want to get out of life. Liv helps people to find out exactly what steps they need to take to reach their goals, and she supports them and motivates them on their journey towards a more fulfilling future. www.livmiyagawa.com
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