One of the biggest topics I’m talking about on my Instagram platform at the moment is body image and body positivity as it’s one part of my life that I’ve always struggled with and I know that a lot of other people struggle with their body image too so If I could help people by sharing my experiences then I will.
I want to use my blog today to talk about the misconceptions surrounding body image I’ve written blog posts about misconceptions before but never about body image.
To be happy in your body, you need to learn to love your body because without learning how to love your body, you will always look at yourself and pick flaws. By learning to accept and love your body you will become someone you wants to be in the skin of there body instead of someone you who constantly hates on there body
Misconceptions of body image
Body image is important
Body image was never really a subject you were taught about in school or education but it is so so important and should be talked about so much. So many young people and teenagers struggle to accept their bodies for what they are which leads to problems in the future.
We will end up spending a huge portion of our life trying to convince ourselves that we don’t look very good or we aren’t worthy this is all part of body image which is so important.
We criticise our bodies so much and sometimes we criticise ourselves without even realising it. Criticising ourselves can have a negative impact on our self-esteem and confidence which impacts on our body image.
Having the perfect body
For a long period of time now we have referred to our bodies as ‘having a perfect body’ it honestly still confuses me why we still refer to our bodies as ‘perfect’ because no one has a perfect body we all have individual and unique bodies.
The term having a ‘perfect body’ first originated with the media and social media world abs because we now live in a society where we revolve around social media we are more likely to believe what we see on social media compared to other sources of information.
If you believe that there is a ‘perfect’ body type then that we have a negative impact on your body image.
If you are overweight then that means your unhealthy
I’ve heard this misconception surrounding body image such a huge amount just because you are overweight it definitely doesn’t mean your unhealthy it all depends on your DNA and genes and how your body is built everyone’s bodies are different no two are the same.
Size should not be used to determine if you are healthy or not.
Having a positive body image means you always feel positive about your body.
Just because you feel confident and happy with your body some days it doesn’t mean that you don’t have some days where you look in the mirror and you don’t like what you see. Learning to accept and love what you see is a constant journey and process.
It’s like with everything you have ups and downs and setbacks It’s the getting back up and feeling positive and learning which makes the difference.
As a lot of you will already know I love a good old quote, I absolutely love this quote I always think of it when I think of body image and body positivity so I thought I would share it with you all.
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