In today’s digital world, as adolescents and teenagers, we spend a great deal of our time on social media. The way we understand beauty and attractiveness comes from models, celebrities and influencers. While social media has its benefits, many of us fail to understand that we are falling prey to unrealistic beauty standards. As a result of extensive social media usage, we tend to develop a negative body image. It is essential to understand that body image begins in the mind, and not in the mirror.
Body image and self-esteem directly influence each other. The way we think about our body has an effect on our everyday feelings, thoughts and behaviours. It can completely change the way we understand our values and self-worth. Developing a healthy body image is necessary to ensure overall mental health, well-being and better social adjustment.
- Understand the concepts of body image and self-esteem.
- Understand how body image and self-esteem influence each other.
- Learn how to improve your self-esteem by developing a healthier body image.
- Learn how to accept, like and take care of your body.