The mirror can be an evil thing or it can be a great thing for your body. Does your mirror tell you that you look fat? Or does it tell you that you look freaking amazing you gorgeous girl? Hopefully the latter one because then it is a more fun how you see yourself, and also how others will see you.
Not necessarily in an arrogant kind of way, but in a I feel good and confident about myself kind of way.
I can remember a time when every time I would look at myself in a mirror, or passing by one, the first thoughts were, oh my gosh I’m so gross. I feel gross today. I had a candy bar, and now I’m going to have to work out forever now just to burn those extra calories that I shouldn’t have had to begin with. I want to have my candy bar, and my amazing body too. So, I started with the thoughts rolling through my head as a place to start.
Next time you are standing there looking at yourself, and saying that I’m fat, well just think that is how you are going to be and feel because the mirror is only responding to your requests. You are going to get what you asked for. So, all those times that you took a look at yourself, and said I’m fat, it’s the universe saying okay you are fat. That is your whole mind thing trying to play tricks on you, but you are smarter than that. You got your own tricks up your sleeve.
What if you turned things around, and the next time you look at yourself in the mirror, you said
I’m looking good today.
You are gorgeous.
Those jeans look great on you.
Go ahead girl, work it.
I feel amazing today.
Do you think you are going to get what you ask for? Maybe. Maybe not. Wouldn’t it be worth trying? I would say so even if at that moment you don’t totally agree with what you are saying. After all, think how many times you said I feel ugly or something doesn’t look good on me. It’s a great first step in shifting your mind.
Make affirmations work for you by giving them a try. When you are going through your day, try to make it a game to turn those negative thoughts around. Like when you are thinking, I’m never going to lose weight. How would you turn that statement around? Start to find other things that you say about yourself to give your own self a boost of confidence. If you don’t do it to yourself, how can you expect others to give you compliments and good words that you want to hear.