I feel so insecure about myself. Almost all my life, I’ve always wanted to look so good, have clear skin, with the perfect body shape but at the moment I’m the opposite of that. I have pimples all over my face, I’m chubby, have bow legs. I can’t remember the last time I looked myself from head to toe in a mirror. It’s always just my face because when I do, I start feeling bad about how I look. Whenever I go on social media, I see people with the perfect bodies, my siblings, my classmates, and just random people I see when I leave my house and it all just makes me feel less of myself, I always compare myself to these peopl but then I just feel soo bad and depressed after I do. So these days I try not to open social media so I don’t see anyone who looks so good and makes me feel insecure about myself.
I want to try going to the gym and working out and all, but I just don’t have the resources, and all and starting and remaining consistent isn’t easy at all
I’m sorry to hear that you’re feeling insecure about your body. Body image issues can be challenging to deal with, but there are things you can do to feel better about yourself. Here are a few suggestions:
Practice self-compassion and be kind to yourself and treat yourself with the same kindness and understanding you would show to a friend who is going through a tough time.
Focus on your strengths instead of dwelling on the things you don’t like about your body, try to focus on the things you do like or the things your body can do. This can help you appreciate your body for what it is capable of rather than how it looks.
Spend time with people who make you feel good about yourself and avoid those who bring you down or make you feel worse.
Exercise can help boost your mood and improve your body image. Find an activity you enjoy and make it a regular part of your routine. Pay attention to the negative thoughts you have about your body and challenge them. Ask yourself if those thoughts are based in reality and if they are helpful.
Know that everyone has insecurities, and you are not alone in feeling this way. With time and effort, you can learn to feel more comfortable and confident in your body. If you continue to struggle with body image issues, consider speaking with a mental health professional who can provide additional support and guidance.