You have probably seen the trailers of “I Feel Pretty”. It looks pretty funny. Though I have not seen it myself, I think it is safe to assume it goes to extremes about the power of self-image.
However, it does pose the thought of how influential our self image is. Sure there are usually external factors at work when we create and mold our self image, but they only have power if we choose to believe it.
I would like to pause and state, for the record, that you cannot will yourself a new external image. If you are 80 lbs. or 800 lbs., but love yourself, you should probably still ensure that you are living as healthy as possible.
What I am talking about is strictly vanity. If you don’t like the way you look, then make sure you double check yourself on the “why.” If you do like the way you look, but feel the pressure to change clarify the “why” again.
Too many times in today’s culture, especially in America, we are driven by what others think. We become untrue to ourselves. It’s okay to not like something about yourself, but it’s not okay for someone to make you feel that way.
If you want a change, make it. Self esteem and self image are very important to happiness. Happiness is very important to overall health. Don’t let others dictate what it is that will make you happy.
You are in control. You have the power to make that change. Love yourself.