On Body Image Self-Esteem In A Social Media World

Hi everyone, its Justine Body image is a topic We've been hearing a lot about more and more I feel we've never been as Obsessed with physical appearance as we are right now, and that's the work of social media since I started in my My blog My blog I've gotten to see even more that for the image discussion because I'm the body that's being discussed And I can totally understand how public comments like that mean ones could affect the self-esteem of a young girl or a Woman, or a man of any age for that matter now if you're thinking what the hell would she even know about low self-esteem or insecurities if you think that hang on and keep reading Who decides who has the right to talk about low self-esteem and who hasn't? See usually on the thumbnail of a post on that topic you see a girl looking really sad Or holding her belly fat to show that she has the right to legitimately talk about it because she's objectively In a bad body Why talking about this subject? Needs visual justification or proof that you're allowed to do so so I spared you the dramatic thumbnail But I want to talk about this anyways Everyone has insecurities it has nothing to do with your age your weight or your body type.

I have a normal weight for my height. I Do sports I eat Healthy I rarely drink alcohol, and I don't smoke perfect on paper But you will not see a picture of me in a bikini From the back in a close-up picture you just wont because that's a part of me That just does not belong on social media. Just like it did not belong in a newspaper before social media appeared an intimate private life became so public Another example at least once under every post I writing every one I get a comment saying that I have small teeth do the people commenting think that I didn't notice By the way Justine Leconte teeth is the second most Google thing about me Why does it matter so much? Truth is it's a part of me, and I embrace it, so I don't care, but imagine a 15 year old girl Who's putting Herself out there posting selfies on Instagram in the hope that she gets Compliments that people say that she's pretty and she gets the comments Something like what AF happened to your nose.

It's effing disgusting go get surgery of yourself By how much do you think that her self-esteem is gonna drop and? When you post that publicly under her picture you're not only saying that right to her face You also saying that in front of everyone she knows and all her friends Who would do that in real life, right? Haters as they're not officially called look for potential weaknesses in people and press Right where it could hurt and everybody has a place that could hurt Accept models right because they are physically perfect Wrong and that brings us to the next point models aren't the benchmark two reasons for that first one It's their full-time job to look good They are paid to do just that and trust me the pressure of looking good for the job Is high enough to make especially young girls feel really insecure even if you think that objectively They really have nothing to worry about in fact the most insecure people I know are models they need to hear all the time that they look pretty and that they look great and It's exhausting for them Second reason Photoshop, it's surely not the first time that you're hearing this obviously But you can't compare yourself with a picture that has been pimped and corrected for hours There is a very good short movie about the power of Photoshop I would call it cant remember the title I link it below Great watch as far as I'm concerned my job does not depend on how I look in Depends on how I think and what I create as a result my value does not equal my looks The way you look doesn't define you as a person either and even if you're a model because others opinions Don't matter. You know I get all sorts of comments like oh my god.

You're anorexic It's disgusting you should be ashamed to put yourself out there as an example Says who or oh, honey, I thought you were slim, but are you sure you're not a plus-sized based on what sighting system Let's be clear here.

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I'm not trying to fish for compliments or get reassurance from you guys I'm just trying to show the actual bandwidth of what we call others opinions. It's ridiculous It's from one extreme to the other one once you've understood that it all becomes Relative, and it doesn't really matter anymore I see it from an external perspective kind of their hating about Justine Square picture from here to here front view twice a week on My blog. Why did they do that? I keep doing what I was doing your worst judge is you the only opinion that really gets to me Is my own I used to be an athlete I trained a lot, I was really fit Compared to that benchmark everything now looks meh no matter how often I go to the gym. I just can't keep up So I have two options the first one is to feel sorry about myself and keep complaining the other one is to pick the right benchmark Today versus yesterday if today I feel better and fitter Well, then that's progress.

I can work with that and this simple positive thought this little satisfaction boost will show every time you smile women are very self criticizing a lot more than men don't do that just Change the benchmark One more thought just my two cents on how to keep yourself motivated and interested in Making progress little by little which we are in return Totally boost your self-esteem do things that you've never done before it's actually also my culture rule number one Every day for instance try out a new look every season is a new chance or a new excuse to try new things Try a new sports every time you do sports the body generates dopamine which is basically a substance that makes you feel happy So the more sports you do the happier you feel on top of the physical benefits We know and you also sleep better afterwards so it's a win-win-win. It's like a magical weapon Smile at yourself every time you see a mirror when you smile the brain switches to happy It's not smart enough to realize whether there's really someone standing in front of you or not so you can totally Trick it and fake it as often as you need Compliment others when you make people happy it makes you happy it's math or biology. I Would need to check that fact, but let's say you're killing two birds with one stone Conclusion I think the image we have of our bodies is impacted more by our level of self-esteem Than by how our bodies actually look which is cool because self-esteem is easier to build up little by little Than it is to build the perfect body define perfect anyways Thumbs up if you enjoy this post, I wish you a fantastic Sunday And I look very much forward to your thoughts and comments Don't forget to comment to this My blog if you haven't done so already and I'll see you very soon again. Take care. Bye. Bye.

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