Your Body and Self-Image

Your body is a part of you, but it is not all of you. We tend to think that what people see is only on the outside, but the truth is that who we are on the inside comes out and others see this. Whether it is our confidence, energy, happiness, or personal self-worth, it is felt and seen. We tend to overlook who we are on the inside and base ourselves on what we see in the mirror or by what we think others see. No matter who you are, if you lack the confidence to be yourself, you will have a low self-image. How one sees themselves plays into what others will see.

How a person moves, behaves, and interacts with the world and others around can be felt by others. Your body is a reflection of you in a way, but it is not all of you. The more comfortable you are in your body, the more you are likely to be the real you and the more confidence you will have. When you believe in yourself, it will be reflected in your body, your movements, and your personality. Confidence comes out and lifts you up. A positive outlook on one’s self is felt and seen by others. Most importantly, you feel comfortable being you.

The feeling that you are not accepted based on how you look is a decision you have made internally. You have chosen this outlook and accepted it. Our acceptance of our own body has to come from within. It has to be an internal choice that we accept, approve, and love who we are. No one else can give us this because we are the only ones who judge ourselves this way. Your body is you; how you feel being you is related to how you see your body. If you judge yourself on only external qualities, based upon something that is often not in your control, then how can you love yourself for who really you are?

Accept your body; approve of who you are, for it is in your grasp to do so. Your self-image relies on your acceptance. Your confidence within your own body comes from the approval you give yourself. Remember, others are not judging us nearly as harshly as we think. We are often our worst critic. Confidence in oneself dominates our body. What we think of ourselves and how we feel about our body is often seen more than what we look like. Believe in you and in your body so that you can feel confident, empowered, and be yourself.

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