By Nirlipta Dash

Does this ad ring a bell with many of you?

Ever had thoughts of self-doubt and self-critical judgments?

Ever stared at that pimple and wondered for hours or looked at yourself in the mirror like 100 times day?

Well, these might be the signs that you actually need help with something that is more critical than that pimple or that nose which actually may not be so imperfect. What came as a shocking revelation from Ileana D’ Cruz as Body Dysmorphic Disorder in one of the videos is an ordeal a lot of youth are facing without actually realizing it.

Michael Jackson, Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus are a handful of the many celebrities who were rumored to be suffering from the same and took extreme measures in order to fix their bodies.

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So what exactly is it?

Is there a way to deal with it without losing your mental peace or your self-respect in the process?

Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Body Dysmorphic Disorder is an extreme case of being body sensitive. Common symptoms for people suffering from BDD include obsessing over a body flaw and being unhappy to an extent that they are also diagnosed with depression or emotional anxiety often going over boards to overcome their flaws.

But is it non-diagnosable? Of course not.

Body Dysmorphic Disorder

There are numerous self-help books and psychotherapy sessions to help people suffering from BDD. The first step is often the hardest one.

Self Acceptance

The first step in being happy and stopping it from getting to your emotional balance is Self-acceptance. Accepting that you have a flaw that you are not perfect makes you a human. You are no less than anyone because no one is perfect.

There. If you pass the first hurdle, everything else is a cakewalk.

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Accept your imperfections

Invest Your Time In Hobbies

The next step in the process of being happy is developing your hobbies.

We all have that one quality that sets us apart. Hobbies are never short, ranging from public speaking, writing, organizing, sports, fashion, and the never-ending list.  You just have to find one.

Devote the time you were investing in overanalyzing your flaw in developing your strength. Simultaneously search for ways to get your hobby recognized.

You will find the confidence, and there’s nothing ever more contagious and beautiful than that confidence oozing out of you.

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Hobbies make fall in love with yourself

Make Friends And Stay Happy

Third and probably the most important step of all is Never letting the thought of the “dreadful flaw” come to you ever again. The best way to do it to keep staying happy.

Make friends; go out a little often, hang out with more people, it will only make you stronger.

Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Make Friends And Stay Happy

At the end of the process, you would be proud of the person you have become.

Only one thought counts “You are special”.

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