Body and looks

Being unhappy with your body can affect how you think and feel about yourself as a person. Poor body image comes from negative thoughts and feelings about your appearance. A healthy body image is made up of thoughts and feelings that are positive. Body image can be closely linked to self-esteem, which is about how much you value yourself and how worthwhile you feel. Developing a positive body image and having good self esteem is crucial to your happiness as a young person. During puberty your body goes through many changes which affect how you feel about yourself. You may experience feelings of awkwardness, think you’re not good enough and lack confidence in yourself. These are all natural feelings. Changing the way you think about your body and learning to accept yourself for who you are is the first step to having a healthy body image.

Remember if the person you first speak to does not help or does not believe you then speak to someone else.

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