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Capture Your Healthy Selfie

Research shows we are happier and more fulfilled when we share photos of ourselves, and more self-conscious when we spend time looking through social media and comparing ourselves to others. Seeing photos of friends online can leave us feeling left out, jealous, or insecure, so it’s time to apply the positivity that a healthy selfie can offer. 

So what’s the trick to taking a healthy and empowering selfie? Bridget Bucakloo, MSN, RNC-OB, Executive Director of Women’s Health at Beebe Healthcare, shares some of her favorite tips:

1. Be true to yourself. Showcase what makes you “you,” quirks and all. 

2. Make it real. There’s no need for added makeup or filters. Celebrate the real you!

3. Be confident & unique. We spend way too much time worrying about what other people think—that takes a lot of energy. Wouldn’t it feel better to give that energy to yourself? 

4. Smile! People notice, and it says so much about you. Plus, it’s good for your health!

“The only opinion that matters is yours! If you are happy with what you are doing, thinking, being, AND wearing, that is all that matters.”

Visit our blog to hear more from Bridget about maintaining a healthy and vibrant self-image online.

This article originally appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of the Beacon.