Today I read an article in the Daily Mail about a young woman with BDD (body dysmorphic disorder) This beautiful young woman was disgusted by her appearance and would avoid leaving the house. Please give it a read, it might be the Daily Mail but it’s a very interesting article and really struck a chord with me. BDD seems to be becoming more widely recognised, its not just a passing phase that someone is going through and there is help out there.
I think sadly with social media we are constantly bombarded with photos of ‘perfect’ figures, faces, hair its easy to forget about all the filtering, altering that takes place. I know that I am constantly comparing myself to other women. Its impossible not too, ‘I wish I had her legs’ ‘Why isn’t my stomach that flat?’ We all have a flaw(s) that we fixate on, the one that we can’t ignore when we look in the mirror. I know I do. If I let it then I don’t see any of the good things about me, I can only focus on that one negative. It’s worth remembering that even though YOU notice it that no one else does. It doesn’t define you, its what makes you unique, its what makes you YOU!