The Big Picture

Larry Stansbury
2 min readFeb 1, 2021


Photo by Billie on Unsplash

If there’s one thing that 2020 taught you, you need to take it easy on yourself, especially your mental health, and practice self-love. The world has changed in the last 12 months, and all the unknowns have come at this unprecedented time. Therapists and practitioners’ have sky-rocketed sessions for people to talk about anxiety or depression. You can prioritize time to learn and build a relationship with yourself, especially your body. But what happens when your body harms your mental health? Or the other way around? Well, your body connects with your mind, function properly, activate muscles and feel emotions. How to be inclusive, at every phase:

Inclusive Conversation:

Have a conversation with your friends and family about your struggles with your body image. You’ll be surprised by others who can relate to you. No matter what the media portrays about what’s considered beautiful, your friends and family will accept and value you.

Inclusive Social Media:

The people you follow on social media can influence you by how you want to see yourself. You compare your body with others. You can learn more about what makes your body feel and what makes you feel good in your body by following people who resemble you and build positivity posts.

Inclusive Health:

You perceive yourself by looking in the mirror, as the thoughts and feelings come in your head. To maintain a strong relationship with your body, maintain healthy eating and physical activity in your daily life. It’s better to appreciate what your body can do, not for how it looks.