We all struggle with our body and body image. We all have our "flaws", our weird body parts, body parts that we just don't like. We might even feel ashamed although we didn't choose our body, we just were born with it. Yes there are things you can influence by the way you eat or exercise but not all of them.
Some people struggle more and some less. This doesn't even have to do with the way you look. A person with the most "perfect" (according to the current beauty standards our society has) body could still hate herself.. it's all in our heads.
However, let me tell you one thing: You are NOT your body, you are SO MUCH MORE.
Your body is just the home for your soul, a tool that allows you to walk around, to make experiences, to live your life.
On bad days when I struggle with my self image, it always helps me to step away from myself and think of other people.
Do I judge others by the way they look? Does it matter to me what my friends look like on the outside? Would I prefer a good-looking partner who's cold and cruel to someone who physically might not be as flawless but is kind and caring? Are people who are overweight, have scars, missing limbs, pimples etc. worth less to me? Obviously the answer is NO.
If you struggle, ask yourself: Do the people in your life - your friends, parents, lovers, kids - judge you by the way your body looks like? Do they spend time with you because of the way you look? Would they abandon you because you gained some weight, have a deformation or bad skin? Of course not! They love you for being you, just the way you are with all your flaws and quirks.
And if anyone judges you by your body, well.. fuck them. You do not need these kind of people in your life, you do not want them in your life and they certainly do not deserve to be part of your life.
Let me know in the comments what helps you to feel good in your own skin on bad days and what you think about this important topic.
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