Self esteem is all about how much people value themselves, the pride they feel in themselves, and how worthwhile they feel. Self esteem is important because feeling good about yourself can affect how you act. Body image is how a person feels about his or her own physical appearance. If you have a positive body image, you probably like and accept yourself the way you are.
Body image affects how you feel about yourself. It’s an important factor in self esteem for women, men, adolescents and children. The modern world glorifies the perfect body and if you’re a woman it’s difficult to be positive if you believe you are fat, ugly too tall etc. Here are some ways to improve your self attitude and Secrets to Developing Self Esteem.
Realize that there are some things which can be changed and some which cannot be changed.
Focus on the parts of your body you like.
Dress to emphasis what you have and look good.
Stop complaining about yourself to others.
Stop comparing yourself to others.
Start an exercise program.
Eat healthy food and stay away from diets.
Play sports as often as you can.
Walk as much as you can.
Don’t smoke at all or drink too much.
Write down compliments you receive about how you look.
Straighten up, smile and look straight ahead – you’ll look and feel more confident.
The things which can’t be hanged are a fundamental part of you. You can choose to accept them or choose to let them get you down. By accepting them, this won’t mean that you’ll become instantly and blissfully happy, but it will mean that you can stop blaming the “unchangeable” for all misfortunes.
By having a positive attitude towards your Self Esteem Issues:
You’ll glow with inner confidence feel good about yourself and accept that even the most precious diamond has flaws.
You’ll know you are unique and will therefore stop comparing yourself to anyone else. [Especially super models].
You’ll say goodbye to “bad hair days’. No longer will spots or unruly hair rule your mood, turning potential good times into nightmares.
You’ll no longer be so critical of your friends. By accepting that everyone is unique and by being proud of yourself, you will stop being “little Miss critical”.
You’ll become more comfortable around others and no longer hide behind chairs worrying that someone will notice you. Instead you’ll be mingling and making chit – chat.
“Get thin fads” and crash diets will pass you by. Your body is a temple and you’ll do nothing to harm it.
Words will never hurt you again. Those nasty uncaring comments that once would have made you cry for a week will no longer bother you. Because you are more level headed you’ll accept fair criticism, when you recognize it’s for your own good.
Seeing your body in a positive way, will improve your outlook and how you respond to other people. Remember, until you learn to respect your body as much as your mind, behavior and attitudes, you will never wholly respect yourself. If you like yourself you will like others; if you respect yourself you will respect others; if you accept nothing is perfect, you won’t ask for perfection in others; to make the world a better place you have to start with yourself and work outwards.