Social Media & Body Image Issues

Sometimes we compare our imperfect selves to the perfect images we see online.  This can lead to a poor self image and having thoughts like,  "I wish I looked like that.  I'm so ugly."

What we have to remember is that there is no perfect.  The perfect images online are just an illusion.  FAKE  They are often altered to look perfect, or taken an just the right angle with just the right light.

Remember, being imperfect is real, because there is no perfect.  So instead of comparing yourself to these perfect illusions, focus on what matters.  Having a healthy and strong body.

social media vs real life

3 resources for teens to learn more about social media's affect on body image: