“Feeling beautiful has nothing to do with what you look like” - Emily Watson
Lockdown living for some has brought a liberating change of choosing comfort clothes over formal wear, relaxing hair and makeup routines or experimenting with different looks, colours and styles as going to the hairdresser was put on hold.
For others, it has raised concern about their weight or body shape and how it might have been affected by changes in their usual patterns and behaviours of exercise & eating. And as we now transition our way into more social interactions again, many are worried about how others might judge them because of how their body looks.
If you are feeling this way, then please know that you are not alone. It is important to understand that these feelings are not actually about how you look. Rather they relate to your perception, thoughts and feelings about how you look – your body image.
4 Aspects of Body Image
There are 4 aspects to body image. Knowing these can help us understand our own sense of body image:
Changing Your Perspective
Things that may be helpful to improve your body image are;