Hi everyone ! I was so freakin' happy to see that you can express yourself even more on this site and I am so grateful for that. I want to write stuff that is really important for our generation. Since people seem to ignore all of our problems we have to deal with them on our own so we better help each other.

One of the biggest issues of our generation is our self-image and self-esteem. Kids who are depressed and have low self-esteem or an awful self-image are becoming younger and younger. One of the biggest factors for this is social media. Promoting this standart of beauty just for the money is a hideous thing that is everywhere. I absolutly despise it. People are going under the knife just to get "closer to perfection".

So I want to talk about how to improve our self-image.
First tinghs first, what is self-image ?

Self-image is the way we perceive ourself. It's the way you think about yourself. How do you see yourself ?Surprisingly enough, your self-image can be very different from how the world sees you and in most cases it really is. Your self-image should be both positive and realistic.

What makes us have a bad self-image and a low self-esteem ?

As I previously said, social media is a big reason for people to feel unworthy or ugly, just because it promotes a beyond reach standard of beauty. Teens are going on extrem diets to get that "perfect body" which is obiviously photoshoped. Everyone wants to be beautiful and I am no exception. But most of us don't realise how effortlessly stunning we already are.
Another thing that can make us feel ugly are the people that we surround ourselves with. People who tell us that we are anything but beautiful and worthy are plain toxic.I got ride of so many of them I am basiclly alone with like 3 real friends but I am doing better.

So what should you do ?

First, get ride of all toxic people in your life, even if you end up alone, you will feel better. Think about yourself, are you a toxic person without even realising ? When you start thinking and saying nice things to other people you will start feeling nice yourself. When you see a picture of one of your classmates on insta looking cute don't start pointing out their flaws just because you don't like them as a person, just say "cute pic" and scroll over.

Stop worring about others opinion on you, the only opinion that matters is yours. If you like yourself with a pixie cut then rock it.
Start focusing on things you like about yourself and soon enough they will overcome your "flaws".
Start accepting people compliments but without looking cocky.
Accept criticism constructively so you can move forward and improve yourself.
Never be ashamed of something you like or you are, if you are a talkative person embrace it and lead the conversation. If you like anime don't be afraid of showing it. My favorite anime is Black butler, you should totally see it.
The best thing you can do is talk to someone, a friend close to your age, someone online, anyone who is happy to hear you and won't judge you.
Try eating more healthy because you will feel so much more energetic and full of life.
Don't think that you are ugly, unworthy just because some stuff happend, like someone breaking up with you or cheating, having bad grades or no friends.It's normal and you will overcome those issues.
Focuse on what makes you happy.
Find a hobby where you can help others, feeling that you actually made someone happy is the best reward ever.

This is all, now I want to tell you something that I usually do and I hope you can relate. When I am out I often find myself looking at people and thinking "wow they are so pretty, lucky them" and most of the time I wonder what people think when they see me. What does a stranger think of me ? Sometimes this question brings me down because I really believe that no one thinks I am as pretty as I think they are.

That is all you guys, I hope I helped you even in the most insignificant way possible. The hardest thing for me is still to take my own advice. So I hope you do. See you soon! Bye guys, and remember if you need to talk to anyone about anything I'm here for you.