Episode 21: Before You Delete – How To Handle A Photo You Hate

June 6, 2018

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Episode Overview

With summer coming, there are more opportunities for photographs and lots of women find they don’t always love the photos of themselves that are posted. This comes up a lot in the Healthy Habits Happy Moms community and Annie and Jen have information on why this happens and some helpful tips about what you can do about it.

  • The mere exposure effect and why selfies are more familiar-looking
  • Why we are more drawn to the familiar
  • Moving past panic when you see a photo of yourself
  • The missed opportunities of deleted photos
  • Why you should keep taking photos
  • How digital photography has changed our expectations of photos compared to when photography was less accessible
  • Resisting the urge to “fix” ourselves based on one photo   
  • Managing expectations about not every photo being amazing
  • Practicing self-compassion when viewing photos of ourselves
  • How the image quality we see on social media adjusts our expectations of ourselves
  • Expectation vs reality, how we feel when a photo was taken vs how we look in a photo and what happens when those don’t align
  • Learning to respond rather than react
  • Photographs as memories for our kids
  • Keeping photos in defiance of beauty standards  
  • The impact of fatphobia on our willingness to share photos
  • Not judging ourselves as a way to stop judging other women
  • Normalizing aging by sharing photographs
  • Maintaining perspective about how much we value physical appearance
  • Deciding what you are willing and not willing to do to conform to beauty standards



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