For some, it can be an uphill battle to look in the mirror due to how the media portrays the ideal body weight. Often times people — especially women — are seemingly brainwashed to feeling they need to appear a certain way, dress a certain way, or wear certain types of makeup because the media has subconsciously entered our daily lives. Teenagers and young adults are constantly checking social media accounts, whether it be Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, to see how much interest their pictures are getting. Although this may seem like everyday normal behavior, it often plays a part in personal insecurities.
Here are 5 ways to help you feel better about yourself:
1. Improve your social circle – hang around with people who are a positive influence and make you feel good about yourself.
2. Try to not let the media brain wash you to think we should all be a size zero. Everyone comes in different shapes and sizes.
3. Exercise stimulates the mind and allows for a more positive outlook
4. Dress for your body type, not to impress people. Dress for yourself!
5. Eat healthy – not only will eating more fruits and veggies help maintain better health, it will also make you feel better about yourself.
We all need to keep in mind that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and what is ideal to some may not appeal to others. The way the media portrays people is often very different than the way we are — and we are just fine!