Who’s dissatisfied with your body?

 

I’m going to ask you a question that might sound a bit strange, but bear with me…

Who’s dissatisfied with your body?

Is it really you?

Or could it be that what you believe to be YOUR body dissatisfaction is someone else’s?

You see, sometimes it’s difficult to separate what you think from other peoples’ views or opinions.

So it could be that the source of your body dissatisfaction is REALLY a partner or family member.

Maybe they have ideas about what your body ‘should’ or ‘shouldn’t’ look like and you’ve taken those views on board.

In this post, I’ll help you figure out WHY you’re dissatisfied with your body.

AND, I’ve got some ideas about what you can do if the source of your dissatisfaction is someone else!

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Who’s dissatisfied with your body?

Now while you might be thinking, “Well, of course it’s me!” that might not really be the case. Let me explain.

Even if you feel dissatisfied with your body, the original source of that dissatisfaction might not be you.

Identifying the source of your body dissatisfaction can help you shift it.

So, it might be that your mother, partner or another member of your family has certain ideas about what your body should or shouldn’t look like.

Their dissatisfaction, their problem

If you can trace the source of your dissatisfaction to someone else, you’ve got a relationship issue not a body dissatisfaction issue.

Just because someone else is dissatisfied with your body, doesn’t mean you need to take this on board.

Part of being body confident is the ability to accept and respect your body even when others don’t.

Why are you dissatisfied with your body?

So to help you figure out why you’re dissatisfied with your body, here’s some questions to ask yourself:

When do you first recall feeling body dissatisfaction, shame or anxiety?
What was happening?
Who else, if anyone was with you when this happened?
What words or events led you to experience feelings of body dissatisfaction?

If you can trace being dissatisfied with your body to someone else, it’s time to deal with that relationship.

Dealing with comments about your body

It’s never acceptable for someone to comment on or poke fun at your body.

This behaviour reveals more about that person and their own body insecurities than it does you but projecting this onto you is not okay.

So it might be time to have an assertive conversation with the person who triggered your body dissatisfaction and calmly and politely tell them that comments about your body are no longer acceptable to you.

To help you with this conversation, check out these posts: Dealing with comments about your body and Dealing with a body critical partner.

What did you learn about why you’re dissatisfied with your body?  Please leave a comment below.

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