"In recent years, women's body size have grown larger ( Spitzer , Henderson& Zivian,1999), While societal standards of body shape have become much thinner. Now this discrepancy has made it increasingly hard for most women to achieve this day an age socio culture "ideal".
Self - esteem issues does not only limit to women alone, however numerous studies reveal that women have arguably more pressure than men to look a certain way. Self-esteem is how you value and respect yourself as a person—it is the opinion that you have of yourself inside and out. Self-esteem impacts how you take care of yourself, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Self-esteem is about your whole self, not just your body.When you have good self-esteem, you value yourself, and you know that you deserve good care and respect—from yourself and from others. You can appreciate and celebrate your strengths and your abilities, and you don’t put yourself down if you make a mistake. Good self-esteem means that you still feel like you’re good enough even when you’re dealing with difficult feelings or situations.
Body image is mental and emotional: it’s both the mental picture that you have of your body and the way you feel about your body when you look in a mirror. 91% of women are unhappy with their bodies and resort to dieting to achieve their ideal body shape. Educating ourselves about what "healthy" really is can be very beneficial. Knowing whats good for your body , skin, hair and nails and how to look after them is essential.
If you don't like your body its hard to notice the the good things and give your body the respect it deserves. Body image and self-esteem directly influence each other—and your feelings, thoughts, and behaviours. If you don’t like your body (or a part of your body), it’s hard to feel good about your whole self. The reverse is also true: if you don’t value yourself, it’s hard to notice the good things and give your body the respect it deserves.
Feeling good about your body means having a healthier lifestyle , treating your body with respect, eating well balanced meals , exercising because it makes you feel good and strong about yourself,notice when you judge yourself or others based on weight, shape, or size, Ask yourself if there are any other qualities you could look for when those thoughts come up and dress in a way that makes you feel good about yourself, in clothes that fit you now.
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