Self pity is when you allow other people to define who you are. Even though the opinion of other people about you may be right, it does not mean it should hold you down. Use their view about you to improve yourself and hence work on your self image. Your life should never be influenced by other people. You are the one who holds the key to your personal growth and success.
The best approach to overcoming self pity and hence improve your self image is by adding on your personal skills. Do a thorough analysis on your strengths and weaknesses. First try to criticize your strong areas and then go ahead to work on your flaws.
In addition, find out what things offer threats to your self confidence. Once you have identified them, do not avoid or run away from them, rather face these challenges head no. If you look around carefully, you will also see opportunities you can take advantage of that would help in improving your personal skills.
Realize if you do not face your fears, they will affect your self image negatively and thus result in low productivity. Therefore starting today, work towards building on your strengths and overcoming your weakness. Mitigate your threats and go ahead and discover the many opportunities that life has to offer.
Self image is achieved by having a positive mind, therefore talk positive things about yourself and they will build your self esteem. You become what you say to yourself hence feed you mind with positive thoughts. Treat yourself like the king/queen that you are.