Body image is determined by how we perceive and feel about ourselves physically, as well as how we believe others see us. As individuals who have always desired to appear attractive, clean, and fit, consciousness in our bodies will simply pass through our heads on a daily basis. Psychologically, the world today is increasingly aware of how others perceive and perceive us. There is no denying that social media has had an impact on everyone’s self-perception, self-esteem, and mental health.
Social media, by presenting individuals in their finest appearances and physiques, sometimes drives us to indirectly shape an ideal picture of what we want ourselves to be, but little do we realize that it builds up our anxieties within, affecting our physical and mental health.
Taking simple, concrete measures to enhance your overall view of your body, on the other hand, may go a long way toward favorably improving your well-being. Your body will unavoidably change, but how you reprogram your mind to nourish and care for it, rather than degrade it, will lead to a healthier future.
Do you require any assistance? Yasir Khan, a celebrity trainer, entrepreneur, and health advocate, thinks that your body is a product of your lifestyle as well as a reflection of your beliefs. He thinks that what the mind believes is what the body achieves, and that mental change is at the center of all we do.
Here are some tips on how to improve our perception of body image:
- Eat and exercise in a way that promotes health and strength, not to achieve a certain weight or body type
- Practice mindfulness and avoid allowing painful thoughts and feelings to define or overwhelm you
- Practice self-compassion, or extending kindness and understanding to yourself, rather than judgement and criticism
- Stop focusing on the parts you don’t like and start focusing on the parts you like. Nourish the love for those parts you already like and you will move forward towards loving the entire you