What is Mirror Work?

With so many self-help tools on how to boost your confidence and self-esteem, it can be hard to find the one for you. Mirror work is a tool that helps you overcome your inner critic, learn to love yourself, and in essence, start believing in the positive affirmations you’re saying to yourself. Here’s how mirror work can be beneficial for you,

Strengthening your connection to yourself

Mirror work allows you to connect more deeply to your true self because it allows you to see past the conditions that cause insecurities and fears.

Boosting your self-esteem

Being in front of the mirror can be difficult, especially if you have low self-esteem. But the more you practice saying positive affirmations in front of the mirror, chances are you’ll start to believe them.

Overcoming insecurities

As you continue to do mirror work, the confrontation that happens in front of the mirror can eventually help you break through negative self-talk.

Becoming self-assured

Mirror work can help you boost your confidence and self-esteem. Rather than seeking emotional support, praise, love, and even compliments from others, you can give them to yourself.

How to get started

There is no right or wrong way to practice mirror work, but here are some guidelines to get you started,

  • Begin by looking in the mirror for five minutes three times a week. Play a soothing playlist in the background. Return to the present moment by taking a deep breath and repeating the mantra, “I love myself; I accept myself just as I am; I am safe.”
  • After two weeks of doing that, increase to 10 minutes five times every day for one week.
  • For the last week, stand naked in front of a full-length mirror every day and repeat your mantra. Stick to the practice and show up daily, and when you catch yourself being negative, come back to kindness.

Self-love and acceptance doesn’t always come naturally, but with the correct techniques and a few powerful affirmations, you may start to gradually eliminate the insecurities and conditioning that are keeping you from reaching your full potential. You probably look in the mirror every day, so the next time you do, be kind to yourself.

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