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How to foster a positive self-image — 12-steps to start fostering a positive self-image.
•Incorporate Self-Image inventory in your routine
•Identify personal goals and objectives
•Set realistic, measurable and actionable goals
•Confront thought process distortions
•Keep childhood labels dear in the heart and always reflect on them
•Believe that you are special – never compare yourself to others
•Identify your strengths and develop upon them
•Learn how to start loving yourself
•Positive reinforcement and give yourself positive affirmations
•Every individual is unique and so are you!
•Happy laugh and smile are healthy & good for your youth
•Always remember where you come from and never forget how far you have come
Body Image and how is it related to Self-Image?
Body-image is actually part of self-image. Our body-image is a lot more than what and how we look like or how we are perceived. It also relates to how we think, feel and react to our own self physical attributes perception. Our fundamental development of body-image is directly affected by cultural images and the influence of those who surround us such as family, peers and others. With a positive body-image comes the following attributes that enhance our psychological adjustment such as less depression, positive self worth, life satisfaction, less interpersonal anxiety, fewer eating disorders. Consequently, distortions in thought process have direct association with a negative body-image.
Tips on how to enhance our body-image!
It is evident that our body images are flexible. As we age, our body experiences change where each stage in our life is associated with different body-image markers. So, it is almost a lifelong process to establish a positive body-image. Thus, when we Change our body-image it also means we are changing our body from the inside out as a whole. It ultimately equates to altering the way we think, feel and react to our body phisically and emotionally.
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