Our physical appearance and how we see ourselves is a major part of one’s sense of self.
Having a negative body image can be directly related to self-esteem. The more negative the perception of our body, the more negative we feel about our self. For many men and women, these thoughts have stemmed from early childhood, when all you may have heard over and over again was “You’re not smart enough”, “You’re not pretty enough” or “You don’t fit in”. Such negative words become our own personal negative thought patterns that we carry into adult life; they rear their ugly head as self-criticisms, forming part of a self-sabotaging inner voice.Continue Reading