Out of Labels

"What if you criticised a stranger the way you criticise yourself?"

Out of Labels

Have you been wanting to change some of your body parts? If so, you're not alone! Mind should be your best asset. How you portray yourself is very important. Being confident is a different level of beauty that one has. Body image brought issues on how you depict, feel and conceit your body. How can you say a woman is sexy? Based on her size, weight, and body posture? Body imagery tends to lose one's self-esteem. This is the toughest aftermath that most women suffered from. Mostly, women who were bullied during their childhood days had the hardships gaining confidence. Nowadays, a lot of dietary supplements have been known due to the increasing level of consumers. But, why these people still purchasing them, although they did not know if that would be effective?

People judge you based on your appearance and point out the misconceptions and that's the ugly truth. They did not realise it would affect somebody's life. When they've witnessed you were on the verge of dejection, then it becomes the realisation for them to care about how you felt. There are a lot of things you should be focusing on instead of irrelevant issues. Sometimes, people mostly believe in magazines and mass media (social media platforms) of how a woman should look like. Body image leads to distracting behaviour. Someone who is always feels downcast with her body shape or size use hazardous methods of losing weight such as indulging into excessive exercises, fasting, smoking and drinking laxatives. If a woman feels less attractive or fat, her self-confidence drops and always prompted by being anxious about what other people think towards her. She becomes more vulnerable. This can cause depression. Depression tends to have persevered sadness and anxiety, irritable mood, restlessness, pessimistic behaviour, feelings of guilt and worthlessness, insomnia, suicidal thoughts and attempts. You think this can't affect them, well in fact could be fatal. Among teenage girls of today's have the appearance peer pressure that they should be slim. Advertising images promoting thinness become ideal tendency for women that urges to indulge in fad diets and exercising for weight loss. You couldn't notice you're relying onto their compliments. Happiness should come from within. Discrimination in different aspects often leads to stress and depression. One must be able to believe in herself that she is worthy. We forget who we are by creating the ideal body that the society believed.

But, the truth is you don't need a perfect body to have a good body image. When you love your body as it is, you boost your body image. Accepting the body that you have helped you with a good body image. Figure out the things you like about your body. Take good care of yourself.

No one has the right to put labels based on someone's appearances. If you're struggling with this thing you should remember that you don't need assurance from other people. It should come from yourself first. What would gonna happen to you, if ever there would be no one assuring you? Respecting yourself is necessary, even you have things to work on. Know that there's a lot to like about you. Perhaps, you like your hair, face, or hands. Whether your eyes or your smile? Feel good about yourself. Enjoy the way your body feels when you move. Know what food you needs and the right amount of intakes. Learn your body clock and get enough sleep. Be active every day. Keep a healthy weight. Having a healthy weight helps you feel good about your body.

You can't control the mindset of those who were judging you. But, you have the control cut them off on your life. Having a peaceful mind helps you having a good body image. Sometimes, body image or self-esteem problems are too much to handle alone. Health issues, depression, or trauma can affect how you feel about yourself. You can talk to your parent or a doctor. The Doctor can help you overcome the hindrances.

Love your body the way it is. "Be less of a critic."

Emiliza Encarnacion
Emiliza Encarnacion
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