Posted on May 07 2018
Body image and self esteem start in the mind, not the mirror. They can change the way you understand your value and worth and are an ultimate part of personal well being.
A healthy body image means that you truly accept and like the way you lick right now and aren't trying to change your body to fit the way you "think" you should look.
It means recognizing the individual qualities and strengths that make you feel good about yourself beyond weight, shape or appearance and resisting the pressure to strive for the myth of the "perfect" body you see in the media, online and in your communities.
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.
Go look at your reflection in the mirror, smile and feel confident in yourself from the inside out!