Def: (n) Body Dysmorphia is constantly seeing a flaw (or discrepancy) that is either minor or imagined. But to you, your appearance seems so shameful that you don’t want to be seen by anyone.
There are MANY times, as I get ready to hit a night on the town when I feel like the pic on the left even when the mirror is reflecting those 2 pics on the right.
Ugh… Body dysmorphia or having an imagined (skewed) negative body image is REAL. And for some its crippling & has lead to dangerous habits, social avoidance or even eating disorders.
Everyone I know has suffered with this, in some way, at one time or another – you know that Mysetery lump, or weird hair clump that just won’t seem to DIE, but it’s really not a big deal, and people keep telling you you’re imagining it… THAT)
It can be especially traumatic to females, I believe, because of society’s impetus placed on looks as capital.
Although for most of us its a fleeting feeling and we shake it off, suck it up & go on with our day, I just wanted to remind y’all that maybe not every day is a 10/10 LOOKING day, but you are ALWAYS 10/10 when you are authentically yourself and allow your true light to SHINE!
Not every look or style is for everyone, but every body can find what makes them feel GREAT! Embrace your YOUNESS, and your Body shape, find what works for you & work on fixing what you aren’t in love with!
At any size or shape, in every color, creed, race, age, and ability THERE IS BEAUTY AND STRENGTH WITHIN US ALL!!
People: know your worth! Embrace your strengths & joys and work on your perceived weaknesses BUT when someone tells you how wonderful you are PLEASE BELIEVE THEM. And when people bring negativity into your sphere, hold onto the light within you & block them out.
“Be still, and know that you are Loved… As you are”
If you know someone who may be suffering from CLINICAL Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) or may be suffering with an eating disorder / disordered eating, due to a chronic Body Dysmorphia, PLEASE read the article below:
(*There are help options, and they need LOVE & help, not people telling them they are “crazy”)