Do you look at your body in the mirror with love or judgment?
I was talking to a friend the other day, and she was telling me how much she dislikes looking at herself in the mirror. Like me, she’s getting older. She sees, what she calls, the flaws of aging. What I know, she’s beautiful. I’ve known her as a young woman and now older. I see the depth of her, not the wrinkles and slightly graying hair of which she complains. What I have noticed more of, is her self-esteem shifting and her ideas of self-worth wavering.
After a lengthy discussion, I suggested that if she wouldn’t take my word for it, she read an article that I had recently come across from Psychology Today. The article is 10 Ways to Feel Better About How You Look.
Mirror Mirror On The Wall –
Studies have shown how we view ourselves in the mirror can play a significant role in our self-esteem. If you are continually criticizing what you see, chances are you’re also observing the rest of your life with criticism. Body image and self-esteem can influence your level of comfort around many aspects of your life.
So, back to my original question, how do you look at yourself in the mirror? How are you viewing other parts of your life? If not in a positive manner, I hope you’ll read the article, and you’ll be kinder to yourself and view yourself in a different light. If the mirror is your friend, I’m happy to hear that. Either way, share the article and see yourself as worthy and beautiful because you are.
In love and health,