Your Self Image

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“Mirrors should think longer before they reflect.”
Jean Cocteau

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When you look at yourself in a mirror, what you see depends on the quality of that mirror. Similarly, our mental image of ourselves help determine how we react to daily highs and lows of life. If we think of ourselves as worthwhile and valued, that quality will come across to other people. Molded by both internal and external forces, our self-image makes a huge difference in how we feel and act.

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How you would describe yourself to a stranger? Would you emphasize your good sense of humour or physical features you are fond of? Or would you spend more time on supposed ‘trouble spots?’ Your answer largely depends on your mental image of yourself.

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What are the things that create our self-image? Our focus often turns to how we compare our bodies to ideal physiques, but body image is just one part of the complete picture. Our personal experiences, relationships, choices and attitudes all contribute to the whole. It is basically how we evaluate our strengths and weaknesses, as well as how we define our character.

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The mind and the body work together, so taking good care of yourself can also improve your mindset. Eating well, getting enough sleep and regular exercise will help balance the chemicals and hormones in our bodies connected with the stresses of every day life. By improving your self-image to value yourself as a person and treating your body with TLC, you will start to feel better in body and spirit. Begin to take better care  of yourself today

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“It’s like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.”
Patrick Rothfuss

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