Three Things to Help Control a Preoccupation with Body Image

Unlock the Blessings of Mental Health Techniques to Live a Happier Life

One in five adults (20%) felt shame, just over one-third (34%) felt down or low, and 19% felt disgusted because of their body image in the last year.

If you’re feeling that a preoccupation with body image, or any other mental health issues, is having a prolonged impact on your life, you MUST seek help.


Me in my hospital room at Ward 3B, Yorkhill Hospital for Children, Glasgow, around 1989–90

1. Limit mirror checking

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“Did somebody punch you?”

“Did somebody strike a glass bottle over your head? Or, did you walk outside the bar with your drink and get knocked over by a speeding car? What catastrophic event happened to you that forced you to recheck your appearance 15 minutes later?”

2. Check for the evidence of your beliefs

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3. Identify better settings to build confidence

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George is a software engineer, author, blogger, and tech enthusiast who believes in helping others to make us happier and healthier.

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