"If you don’t love your body, then who will defend it, look after it, and maintain it? You wouldn’t buy your favourite car, then keep it in the garage and let it rust, now would you?"
“I understand that gaining true confidence is a process and I am willing to put the work in. I know that I am beautiful and valuable regardless of my appearance.”
“Self-comparison is the thief of joy. Their body is theirs and yours is yours. No one is better or worse than the other.”
What are some of the outside influences that may impact your body image?
Body image and self esteem can be an extremely personal thing, linked strongly to our overall confidence and mental health. These are ‘internal’ factors that play a role in body image; existing within our minds, yet often formed through outside influences slowly shaping and moulding our self perception.
“Love yourself and be comfortable in your own skin, as the problem isn’t with your body, but with how you perceive yourself.”
"My perception of my own body has been gravely impacted by how my friends and family saw me when I was younger."
“Mind over body for me is about learning that how you perceive yourself is more important than how anyone else perceives you.”