Have you ever felt that you weren’t good enough? Perhaps even when you were young, someone made a silly comment about you and it became fixed in your mind. Perhaps you are a victim of an intentional judgement. Who dares to judge you and suggest you aren’t smart enough, not gifted, not clever, not creative? Perhaps these people are trying to cover their own inadequacies by trying to pull you down.
Has this earlier judgement impacted on your feelings about your body image? The media and beauty industries play a huge role in determining body image deciding what is deemed ‘beautiful’. Images are published around the world with the sole motivation of selling you the next ‘beauty solution’. This image is reinforced through social media as people post their ‘perfect’ and ‘beautiful’ images whilst body-shaming is becoming all-too frequent. What an indictment on society when an individual is only deemed valuable and important because of their external appearance.
This month, I am thrilled to publish several articles discussing how a person is greater than their external appearance. Firstly, an article written by psychologist Dr Kiera Buchanan entitled Leaving
Your Mark on the World, with another article by Dr Matthew Anderson Who Are You Born to Be? As well, there is a great article that will lead you to be your best self by Dr Suzanne Henwood, titled Being Present to Who You Are.
Please believe that you are more than your body. Your worth, value and contribution to the world is based on so much more than just your external appearance.