In a way, your relationship with the person in the mirror is the most important you will ever have. After all, as long as you are happy with what you see there, you will find that you are much happier with your life as a whole. This is about much more than appearance, though that is a part of it for most people. So what can you do to ensure that you feel more positive about the person in the mirror? Let’s take a look at some of the main things to focus on in order to make sure of that.
Engage In Positive Self-Talk
Many of us are prone to negative self-talk, and it might even be that it is so persistent and subtle that we don’t know it’s going on until we become more mindful about it. If you are aware that you might not have the best self-talk going on when you look in the mirror, you should do all you can to reverse that and to be more positive in the way that you address yourself. This can be the work of years, and it might be that some therapy is necessary, but it is worth it for the results it will likely bring.
Although it can feel strange to fake a smile in the mirror, the strange physiology of this is such that, when you smile, you soon actually start to feel happier, even if you were not feeling that great to begin with. So you might want to remember that the next time you are looking at yourself in the mirror. If you are not happy with your smile itself, then work on that too – go to your local dentist for reconstructive work, for instance, if that is necessary – so that you can enjoy your smile a lot more.
Live According To Your Values
If you are spending your days engaging in behavior that you are not actually happy with, then you are going to find that this negatively affects your feelings about yourself, and it will very quickly have a negative effect on how you feel about who you see in the mirror. This is the kind of thing that can really make a huge difference to your experience here, so it’s important that you are trying to live according to your values as best as you can. As long as you do that, you will see improvements here soon enough.
Finally, you need to find room in your heart to forgive yourself, even though this might be challenging and take a long time, and could be a lot more difficult than you might like to think. It’s really important that you are forgiving yourself as best as you can if you are keen on doing this, as the results will be profound when it comes to looking in the mirror. That’s the kind of thing you can always work on more and more, and it is always good to do so.