I think I have a bi-polar body image. There are times I feel on top of the world. Confidence bountiful. I’m unstoppable. Everything I put on looks fabulous. My hair falls just right. I glance in the mirror and, wow, I look great!
Then there are other times when I feel… bleh. All I notice are flaws. I’m aware of my body and I’m just not comfortable in it. It doesn’t matter what anyone says or does, I’m miserable.
What causes these huge shifts in my body image? It can be anything from my diet to the way my clothes fit. And it amazes how fast it happens. It’s day by day, sometimes hour by hour.
I find I’m winning the body image battle more and more by basically telling my negative inner voice to shut the hell up, but there are still things that mess with my head.
I can’t be alone. Can I?
What Affects Your Body Image?