It’s time to love yourself! But…if you’ve ever had those nagging little voices that tell you that “you’re just not good enough”, then you know just how challenging this can be. And this is why it’s high time to put them to bed with the mirror technique.
In this article, we’ll help you discover the secret of the mirror technique, how it works and why it’ll help you become the best version of yourself.
What is it?
The mirror technique is an activity for building self-esteem, confidence, and self-belief. It works by standing in front of the looking glass each day, starring yourself dead in the eyes, engaging healthy breathing techniques, and repeating healing, positive mantras.
Sounds so simple, right? But this can be more difficult than you first think.
In the fast-moving modern world many of us suffer from doubt, guilt, a lack of self-confidence and self-belief, we see in magazines and on the internet that everyone is successful, and we begin to doubt our own value.
Even some of the brightest stars (and not just the famous ones) can struggle with imposter syndrome, wherein a person doubts their abilities, despite success, and feels like a fraud.
Ever started a new job, and just felt that the hiring manager was going to catch you a ‘lie’? Especially when you haven’t told one. That may be imposter syndrome, and it is absolutely holding you back.
Now! Let’s push aside those worries, and get the ball rolling on how talking to the mirror each day can make you a better version of you.
Why you need to spend some time with yourself
The first and foremost function of the mirror activity is to reinforce healthy and positive messages and use the visual qualities of the mirror to tie these mantras to yourself.
This builds confidence and prepares you for the day, it reinforces that you are a success, and draws success to you, and finally, provides you with the tools to believe that you can do this.
But, this aren’t the only benefits. The mirror technique allows you to spend five quality minutes with yourself. What this does is it help you refocus your value-counter––that internal voice that tells you whose opinion is worth listening to––and turn that dial back to you.
It allows you to block out the negatives that you think people may think about you, and instead concentrate on what you truly think about yourself.
Because at the end of the day the man or woman in the mirror is the only one you have to answer to.
Practicing the mirror technique
Now you know why it is so important, let’s get down to it and learn how to do the mirror exercise for self-esteem (and much more).
- Choose a mirror within your house that is in a bright, airy place. If you don’t have something suitable, use a hand-held mirror, and get ready for some self-adoration. Hold it up to your face or stand so your who face is visible.
- Take a deep breath in through your nose, hold it for just a second and then release. Repeat two or three times until you feel a sense of calm.
- Next, it’s time to engage your mantras. Choose one that makes you feel good about yourself and self-confidence. As you breathe repeat this mantra, as many times as you feel necessary.
And that’s all there is to it. While the process is straightforward, remember to see any long-term results you’ll need to repeat this technique regularly.