Most of us have experienced some level of anxiety in our lifetime. How it impacts us can vary depending on the severity of it, and what the anxiety is a reaction to. I’ve recently realised how anxiety impacts my perception of myself. These past couple of weeks I’ve noticed I’ve been more judgemental and critical of myself. The shift came gradually, I went from feeling okay with my shape to obsessing about every little roll, squish, crease, or lump I saw in the mirror. Sighing at myself for suddenly being so bloated and convinced that I have gained weight. My thoughts have been preoccupied with what this shift in my body composition could be a result of. Have I been eating more sweets than usual? How much have I been exercising? I bet I’ve gained weight, it sure feels like it. I felt fine a couple of weeks ago, and I’ve…