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Reflect on your values

We live in a world that values appearances. It would be strange if we paid no attention to our appearance. However, we can choose how much energy to put into our appearance.

  • We should reflect on what we value. Appreciation of beauty might be a part of our value system, but maybe we value equality or compassion more.
  • Living our values means accepting our own and other people's bodies. If we focus too much on our appearance, we might have less time to spend on our interests, friends or family.


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Developing a good body image

Developing a good body image

When you look at yourself in the mirror, do you like how you look or do you immediately notice flaws?

If you do not feel positive about your appearance, you are not alone. 55 Percent of women and 42 percent of men report feeling unhappy with some part of their appearance


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Reframe your goals for exercise and eating

How you think about your health habits can affect your body image. For example, if you go for a run as a punishment for eating, you're not likely to enjoy it. But if you think of running as a way to increase your energy and take care of yourself, you might enjoy it.

The key is to re...


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Engage in protective filtering

An essential part of developing a positive body image is managing your consumption of media that can negatively influence your body image. This is known as 'protective filtering.'

We may feel bad when we compare ourselves with celebrities and social media personalities. But...


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A body-neutral perspective

Some people might think too much about their appearance if they are trying to feel good about how they look. They might instead aim for 'body neutrality' where they try not to really think about their body.

A body-neutral perspective means thinking all people are beautiful because the focus...


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Practice body gratitude

Research shows that expressing appreciation for our bodies can improve body image.

  • Distract your inner critical voice. When you think I wish my nose was smaller, reply with I love my hair. If you can direct your attention to parts of ...


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Focus on functionality

Our bodies are more than just appearance. They serve vital functions necessary for survival. When we focus more on what a body does, it can help to increase our perception of our body.

In one study, women were requested to write down ten functions of their bodies and ho...


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