I read about something called mirror work the other day. I’d never heard about it before then, but as I figured out what it was, it seemed pretty awesome. A bit weird and almost a bit frightening in a way, but totally something we should all be doing. Starting yesterday, really.
So what is mirror work, you ask?
Mirror work is as simple as this: you stand in front of a mirror to tell yourself how awesome you are.
Sounds easy, doesn’t it?
Well, for most, it’s not. Not even the slightest.
The world is overflowing of people who don’t love themselves; who think they’re not good enough; who think they’re fat, ugly, unlovable, useless, unsuccessful… You name it.
So mirror work is a tool everyone should use to start feeling better about themselves – and eventually love themselves. Because the world can never get enough love!
How do you do it, then?
Basically, you just stand in front of a mirror, look yourself in the eye, and tell yourself what it is that you need to hear.
One mirror work exercise that I really love goes like this:
– Stand in front of a mirror and look into your eyes. Say “I love you. I really love you.”
– Then, as you keep looking deeper into your eyes (no turning away!), you use your name. Say “I love you, [insert name]. I really love you, [insert name].”
– Say it again, and believe it. With all your heart, believe it. You deserve to be loved.
– Keep repeating this exercise, day after day, until it feels natural and 100% true.
It might seem silly and too easy, but like I said, it really isn’t. I can honestly say I love myself, but I still found it pretty difficult. You see, I’m very hard on myself when it comes to certain things, and that totally shone through when doing this exercise.
Some people who do this might laugh, some might cry. Some get angry or just feel stupid. That’s OK. Just stick with it, keep repeating it, and you will find that it will help you get to the bottom of some core issues you have with yourself.
Give it a go. What harm could it do anyway?
Endless love (for you and for me),