Check out what’s new on our boards! Right now, girls are talking about how to deal with bad self-esteem.
We loved what Kait had to say and knew she deserved a spotlight on our site! Bad self-esteem stinks, but what she says proves that you have no reason to hate your body – you’re beautiful the way you are! We’re definitely going to remember her advice the next time we’re feeling down, and we hope you girls do also.
I think every teen girl has had at least one of those bad self-image days, right?
Either you feel fat, ugly, or just plain crappy; you know what it feels like. Through the years, I have struggled with self-esteem issues, and have had those “bad days” quite a lot. Yeah – they suck. But I have also figured out a way to feel better about myself when I am having one of those days. So, next time you’re standing in front of the mirror, picking out your every flaw, remember these things:
- You only have one body, love it!: You are born with one body and one body only; it’s your job to love it!
- You are unique, there is no one that looks exactly like you: When was the last time you were walking down the street, and walked past someone who was identical to you? Never! You are YOU, and no one will ever be the same. Embrace that!
- “But I’m Ugly!” Do me a favor, take out a piece of paper and write down everything you like about yourself. Whether it’s your grades, an accomplishment you made, or something you’re good at (like a sport, art, dancing), whatever it is, focus on that. Stop worrying about what you look like! Focus on the thing you’re good at, and it will make your confidence go up a lot.
- Is weight an issue for you?: I know many girls who aren’t happy with their weight, so you aren’t alone! But there are so many things you can do to feel better about yourself! Start eating fruit instead of that bag of chips, you’ll feel better after! Take a walk outside, the fresh air will do you good! Get a workout buddy, working out is 10x more fun with a friend!
Now, write everything you like about yourself below. Or, if you have any tips, write them!
Just remember that you are beautiful, no matter what.
How great is this advice?! Do you want to add to this convo? Then go for it, girl. Tell us what you love about yourself in the boards!