If we intentionally post something online in order to receive 'likes' or approval from others and the feedback we receive is not as expected, this can gradually erode our self-esteem. This can be overcome by posting only comments or photos that come from a desire to share or express ourselves, rather than to gain approval.
Building a healthy self esteem can do wonders for your life. The way you deal with people on a personal and professional level are all affected by how you perceive yourself. Having a low level of self confidence may greatly affect your life; you end up having a harder time performing at work, maintaining healthy relationships, and enjoying life.
If you are a young girl wearing a hoody you are a thug. If you are a young woman wearing a skirt in an office, you are weak. If you are a woman on a night out wearing a short dress, you are 'asking for it.' If you are considered attractive you are stupid and less capable than your male counterpart. Who decided this? Why is this socially acceptable?
London 2012 is well under way and every moment of it is full of a variety of amazing human beings showcasing a variety of incredible skills. Despite the obvious differences between each sporting discipline and between each individual Athlete there seems to be one similarity that's consistent with them all.
A healthy diet, exercise and feeling positive are always the best ways to achieve a slim and healthy body. However, sometimes we could all do with a little bit of extra help to look and feel our very best. Just knowing some simple tricks can give you that additional boost and can even make you look like you have dropped a dress size.
Essentials first published a Real Women special issue in 2010, marking the first time it had not used models or celebrities on its cover. The positive feedback prompted editor Jules Barton-Breck to make the decision to continue to use real women on its covers throughout 2011 and into 2012, reinforcing its tagline of "No models, no celebs - just you!"