The media’s influence on your body image
How does the media influence people and their perception of themselves? Does your view of your body image changes when it doesn’t match with what the media tries to convince you?
There are millions of people who are obsessed with the way they look. They spend thousands of dollars a year on beauty products and on getting plastic surgeries to improve their looks.
Research shows that more than 80% of women over estimate their size and when they gain a few pounds, start to question their beauty and ask themselves, “Am I ugly?” This question unfortuntely is a sign that you should begin to pay attention to your internal self talk and begin to examine any negative ideas you have about your looks.
Media’s impact on your body image
The media succeeds in convincing you that there is something wrong with the way you look by trying to program your subconscious mind that there is something wrong with your body. When they keep broadcasting the same commercial over and over and you hear it more than 5 times a day, your subconscious mind starts accepting these kinds of messages.
This is why companies spend thousands of dollars on commercials about beauty products and extreme diet as they know this is a proven method to change people’s view regarding their self and body image and guess what? Since the majority of people follow the mainstream media, they start to believe in these ads about what beauty is.
Don’t let the media win
To put an end to what the media and the extreme dieting commercials try to convey, you need to change your self image. Once you start slowly correcting the false ideas you keep entertaining in your mind about your looks and body type, the media won’t be able to affect you.
You might be wondering what you need to do to get rid of this false perception. This is a wonderful question and the answer to it is:
You need to develop your self esteem and build strong personality by increasing your confidence in yourself.
Once you give your self esteem a boost, your self image will improve and you will begin to feel better about your looks and body type. The only thing that is stopping you from really loving your body and other parts of yourself is your false perception of beauty and your low self esteem.
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