I have come to find that body shame and body dysmorphia are way more common than people think. They also look much more familiar than people would imagine. Do you ever look in the mirror and criticize yourself? Or do you simply avoid the mirror so that you don’t have to make eye contact? This is not just for women either.
Men will often find themselves going to the gym so they can take care of themselves. But often when they arrive, they find themselves being highly critical and using comparison to make themselves feel terrible. The gym can often be one of the ways that people punish themselves. Avoiding the mirror can also be an addictive habit for either sex.
I find that it is so important for people to be comfortable in their own skin. The following videos represent some ideas to be taken into consideration when you think of your own body satisfaction or dissatisfaction. Are you grateful for the way your body functions? Are you grateful for your body and its ability to operate daily tasks? Have you ever thought to thank your body for being such a great friend that it complies with your wishes and demands? Probably not, I didn’t start out that way either. And frankly I still struggle with some of these ideas. But it is important to work on it daily. So yes, the struggle is real!