“To lose confidence in one’s body is to lose confidence in oneself.”
-Simone de Beauvoir
Looking into the mirror, what do you see? Do you see everything you stand for, your hopes, your dreams? Do you see twenty some years of beautiful life wrapped up in one inherently unique package? Or do you see dark circles in need of layers of makeup and a body that in your mind is taking up too much space and needs to shrink. This image makes you want to shrink until you feel satisfied, but what or who decides this satisfaction? Is it the media, your peers, your family – or it is your own mind trying to curb this creeping anxiety that you, as a whole, are not good enough? With so many negative outlets out there, it is hard to remain positive in such a critical world, especially with how prominent body image is in society today. There are little things you can do throughout each day to combat these pessimistic persecutions and not only help your own self-esteem, but other’s as well.