Support our Nonprofit Magazine!
Before you start reading... There has never been a time when our community and content was needed more. As a nonprofit online community and magazine, we provide FREE articles, videos, and other content that is available worldwide, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Due to the global pandemic, we’ve had to put events, collaborations and business sponsorships on hold, leaving us to rely exclusively on online donations from our community (aka YOU!) We want to be here to support you all through this pandemic and beyond, which is why we are asking you to consider donating whatever you are able. A single (or monthly) donation of just $5 will make a difference and will help keep our nonprofit running so we can continue supporting you and others.
Body image is defined as what you believe about your own appearance, how you feel about your body, and how you feel in your body.
Improving one’s body image can be a daunting task regardless of one’s mental health. It can often be the final hurdle in one’s recovery from an eating disorder. Just like any other big undertaking, taking small steps toward an ultimate goal is a good option to consider when tackling body image issues.
Here are 3 small steps you can take to empower your body image:
1. Limit screen time. Studies show the more we screen time we engage in (i.e. smartphone, television, computer) the worse we feel about our body. We subconsciously measure our own physical body against those we see. Set a daily time limit of screen exposure and honor it. Unplugging for a weekend is also a great experience if you’ve never tried it.
2. Limit time in front of the mirror or around mirrors. This can help develop a different relationship in and with your body. Rather than experiencing it from the outside looking, begin living from the inside out.
3. Practice mindfulness by asking yourself on a regular schedule how you feel in your body. This is another way to start living “in” your body by reconnecting to its physical and emotional cues rather than allowing what we perceive from the outside to determine how we should feel. Set a reminder on your phone each day to check-in with yourself to practice reconnecting your mind, heart, and body.
Watch the video below to learn more!
SITE DISCLAIMER: The opinions and information shared in this article or any other Content on our site may not represent that of Libero Network Society. We hold no liability for any harm that may incur from reading content on our site. Please always consult your own medical professionals before making any changes to your medication, activities, or recovery process. Libero does not provide emergency support. If you are in crisis, please call 1-800-784-2433 or another helpline or 911.