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There are no getting away from it, selfies (self-photos) all the rage. But are they a good or bad thing when it comes to supporting a positive body image?
You jump on social media to catch up on the latest stuff happening. But the more you scroll through that inevitable feed it's like entering a rabbit hole of self or body-loathing. Bikini bodies, fabulous vaycay's, milestones from that latest gym workout. Everyone is posting their best and most successful moments in life -- it's hard to get away from. But three kinds of content might just help to turn that around and leave you feeling uplifted and good about your body instead. Photo by Matthew Henry from Burst 1. Self-Compassionate Quotes and Illustrations Instagram has a whole bunch of accounts...
Deepak Chopra says that judgment creates "turbulence in our mind" and separates us from what we are judging. If you think about it, judging your body based on its physical qualities can have the same impact! What is Body Judgement? When you negatively label your body, you're placing a judgement on it. So, for example, thinking or saying things like. "my body is.... ugly, too fat, too thin, unhealthy, unworthy, not good enough, not fit enough!" This is putting a negative judgement on the body! It's the same as name-calling. Photo by Sarah Pflug from Burst Why is Body Judgement Bad for You? Think about how...