Hmm, this would be funny if this wasn't a serious topic impacting more or less all of us right now, in particular women and girls. So...
You'll find some interesting YouTube videos on this
Discover a link to a great article on the subject by Elsabe Smit, and
Read my own thoughts too (on Elsabe's wisdom, and on my own experiences with this topic - yes, I as a young man suffered from many aspects of being dissatisfied with my body).
your views, and whatever your thoughts on your own self
image, I'm sure you'll find some stimulating and thought-provoking words (or
images) below. Enjoy!...
Despite disliking my body when I was younger - as you'll read
about on this self-image page - I'm actually one
of the few people I know who now loves their body. It's true. I like my
body - all of it! And I wouldn't want to change anything about it.
it might be nice if...
I was a few inches taller - then I could
call myself a six-footer, and I wouldn't have to emphasise the half inch so much
when I tell people that I'm 5 foot 10 and a half inches tall.
I was less wrinkled, of course, meaning
I wish I was younger (but then who, but the young, doesn't?)
I'm fit and healthy and (some say) reasonably attractive so maybe it's easy for
me to have a positive self image. No! That's not how it works! Anyone can have
a positive body image (I believe) just as long as they do everything they
can to take care of their body first, and then accept (even love) their body for
everything that it is and isn't.
Anyway, I'm proud that I have a healthy self image. (Hey, it's one of the
few aspects of self-help that I do well in, believe me!) But How about you?
How's your body image? Do let me know!
that though, it's Elsabe Smit's turn...
What Elsabe Smit has to say...
"Why do we always wait for a health
crisis before we really notice how our bodies reflect the status of our souls?"
-- Elsabe Smit
As you'll see, Elsabe takes a more spiritual look
at why people generally have such low regard for their own body. And, if
you think about it, I think Elsabe has a point. I mean just how 'perfect 10' does
your body have to be before you can love it and then be proud of it?
In fact, Elsabe believes that, "Our bodies are a reflection
of our spirits." She believes that we mistakenly think of ourselves as our bodies instead of recognising the fact that our bodies are "merely a vehicle for us to use in this existence...". It's
all good stuff, Elsabe. Thanks for sharing...