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Body Image

Hi, this is my first post so I thought I'd start off with something important to me. I've struggled with body image for years, criticizing things I can't change and ignoring the things that I can. I've  faced body shaming from people I know and from strangers online. Today I'd like to say that I am done with this. I am done with feeling bad about how I look. Today, I am going to start focusing on being myself and accepting who I am. I am going to focus on becoming a better person on the inside. If anyone feels like they aren't good enough, I am here for you. Each and every one of you is special and beautiful in your own way. And if you don't believe that yet, then I am here for you every step of the way. 
BubblesGoesBooButterfly23

Comments

  • BubblesGoesBooBubblesGoesBoo Sunny ScotlandPosts: 2,673 Mega Poster
    Hey, Welcome to the mix :)


    im sorry you've had to go through this, but im so proud of you for choosing to focus on yourself now :) so well done for that.. I too have struggled with body image, and know how hard it is to change the mindset, but it is SO worth it! let us know how you get on and I wish you the best of luck with it! <3  
    ' So I put a bullet where I shouda put a helmet, and I crash my car cause I wanna get carried away, that's why I'm standing on the overpass screaming at myself 'hey, I wanna get better''  
  • ShaunieShaunie England 🏠Posts: 6,755 The Mix Elder
    edited August 26
    Hey welcome !

    so proud of you for posting this and choosing to accept who you are <3 I know how hard that can be. This can help others and you can definelty get through this. Thank you for inspiring us <3 we all deserve not only to accept ourselves but to love ourselves. 
    “If we could look into each other’s hearts and understand the unique challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, and care” Marvin J. Ashton
  • Butterfly23Butterfly23 Miniposter England Posts: 817 Incredible Poster
    Hey and welcome to the mix! We are glad that you have found us.  :)

    I'm proud of you for opening up to us as I know it isn't easy, and what you are going through is really difficult, and I know as I am going through it myself. You are inspiring in the way that you speak, and I really hope that things get better for you soon! You sound like a really strong person!

    Take care,

    Butterfly x
  • Han93Han93 EnglandPosts: 147 The Mix convert

    hi @LuluSlider


    I love love love this post! We should all embrace our bodies - flaws and all - and take some time to focus on the amazing things our bodies do for us!


    The Mix has some great articles about body image and body positivity too to keep us inspired:

    https://www.themix.org.uk/mental-health/body-image-and-self-esteem/heres-how-i-learned-to-love-my-body-28633.html

    https://www.themix.org.uk/mental-health/body-image-and-self-esteem/building-self-esteem-5940.html

    https://www.themix.org.uk/mental-health/looking-after-yourself/being-positive-6284.html


    Also check out this amazing charity Body Gossip "that combines Arts and Education to empower every body to be the best version of themselves and rock their own brand of gorgeous.":

    https://www.bodygossip.org/home


    Butterfly23
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