Are You Afraid to Look in the Mirror?
This is my 30-second method to stop doing that…
How many times do you walk by a mirror and put yourself down by saying something like, “Ugh, I look fat today” or “nice jelly roll, tubby.” Do you avoid looking at your reflection because you know you’ll see something you don’t like?
Self-defeating comments like this can rattle on constantly in your head, often without you even being aware of it.
Your internal dialogue determines the way you feel about yourself, the quality of your friendships, and ultimately the quality of your life.
How would you respond if someone walked up to you on the street and said, “How’s it going, ya fat cow?” You’d be horrified. So why not be horrified at the way you speak to yourself?
I’d like to teach you how to feel good about your body, even if you’re not exactly where you want to be.
What if every time you saw your reflection, you said something appreciative? Like saying in a sexy voice, “Hey, hot stuff,” or “Hiya, doll face.”
My friend Marcy is one of the most naturally positive people I know. Her internal dialogue is always uplifting. She refuses to put herself down. She also looks 20 years younger than she actually is.
A few years ago I was feeling down on myself and made a comment to her about it. Marcy shared her secret for always feeling good about herself. It was so great, I immediately started using it. What a difference it made!
Here’s Marcy’s trick: Each time she passes a mirror, she says to herself, “I can’t believe how good you look!”
Try it for yourself!:
Come up with your Mirror Mantra. It helps if you give it a fun voice too! Borrow the voice of a good friend or a loved one!
Here are some examples:
Hiya, good looking.
What’s up, hot stuff?
Look at you! (Positive tone)
This might seem silly, but you’ll be surprised at how much better you feel by changing your thoughts. It will also help change your mood, which will make you less likely to overeat or crave unhealthy foods.
Leave me a comment and let me know how this works for you!
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