Body Image and Women
Women are the most critical of their bodies, often having the opinion that they are too fat, short or ugly. While it is ideal to be height/weight proportionate, being different is not the end of the world. Proper nutrition and regular exercise are a good start toward improving oneâs body image and physical health.
Thereâs good news, ladies; some men prefer more, some less; others just like it when you feel good about yourself, in spite of your âdefects.â Focus on your good points and people will like you; their attention will not be drawn to your âdefects.â
Men and their Body Image
Men tend to worry about being tall and strong. The worst âdefectâ for a man to have is to be short or small boned. Men believe the myth of the âtall, dark and handsomeâ or the âknight in shining armor.â A manâs self esteem will be very low if he thinks hi is too short or too thin. Like women, they can become obsessed with feelings of inferiority.
The good news for these men is that not all women like the big, buff, musclemen. Some women prefer a shorter man who has a strong personality or one who expresses self-confidence and of course, sensitivity.
Body Image with Adolescents
Teens and pre-teens worry a lot about their bodies, even as they are still developing. They are constantly comparing themselves to their TV, music, or magazine idols. Adolescents can fall into the âlow-self-esteemâ trap if they believe that they are not worthy if they donât resemble these above-average looking stars.
In extreme cases, teens are in danger of developing behavior problems, eating disorders, social problems and severe depression. It is important that everyone have a good self-image; half of which is your body-image.
Improve Body Image
Think about the following points; improve where necessary:
Focus on the good points: long legs, nice hair, eye color, skin tone; come on! Everyone has somethingâ¦find it and focus on it.
Start and maintain good eating habits; not necessarily a âcrash dietâ or some kind of strict menu plan; just common sense
Start an exercise program; simple cardio at first, and then begin adding other forms, like weight training or pilates exercise.
Walking is good â choose parking spots that are further away when you go places, take the stairs instead of the elevator or take regular walks outside.
Avoid unhealthy habits like smoking and drinking in excess
Use good posture; sit up straight, stand straight and appear happy and confident.
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Article No. 3.
Tips from Bill Bartmann on Mental Health and Success
Bill Bartmann has written many articles about self-esteem, self-image and self confidence. He has recommended that everyone exercise regularly and eat right to feel good and look good; therefore, improving self image.
Your mental health is also crucial; it is your guide to happiness and success. Mental health is another very important factor in building your self esteem and increasing your self confidence. Developing your personal mental health and inner strength should be a high priority.
Like your body, your brain also needs to be fed. Your personal mental health comes from good thoughts and intentions; evil thoughts and intentions lead to sicknesses of the mind. One may think they have gained satisfaction from doing something mean to âget evenâ with someone who has done them wrong, but they are ultimately hurting themselves even more. True happiness is only possible if you choose to be a good person, helping others, forgiving others and ignoring those who have bad intentions.
Negative thoughts are poison to the mind and brain. When you poison your mind and brain with negative thoughts of your self or bad intentions toward others, your physical health will also suffer. Taking care of your mental and physical health is important to your success.
Tips for Improving and Maintaining Your Mental Health
Laughter is the best medicine â smile and laugh more; act happy and others around you will be happy
Learn from failure â donât be so hard on yourself
Take time for yourself â succeeding takes hard work, but you also need to do things you like to do; too much work and no play is not good for mental health
Walking outside is not only good exercise, it also feeds your brain with fresh air while allowing your mind to relax and enjoy a nice day
Dream about possibilities â what will your life look like when you have reached your goals?
Believe in yourself â think of your past accomplishments and how they have brought you closer to your goals
Welcome challenges â Face your challenges head-on; donât waste time fretting or blaming others for things that go wrong; focus on how to overcome and conquer
Surround yourself by other people who are happy and confident; avoid hanging out with negative people
Try to see the good in everything â if there is no good, walk away
We are meant to be healthy and negative thinking and evil intentions will only make us suffer. Being positive and caring for others will bring you happiness; happiness will lead to success. Competition in the business world can be healthy and stimulating, but do not compete with the intention to crush your opponent. It is better to encourage others and help them to succeed. This will definitely increase your self-confidence and improve your self-image.
This article was written by Bill Bartmann, a self-made Billionaire who has had his share of ups and downs. Bill Bartmannâs Billionaire Business Systems has helped thousands of entrepreneurs reach their goals by showing them how to strengthen their business even during times of economic uncertainty. Bring out the Billionaire in you; visit http://www.billionaireu.com/