I’m not talking about Valentine’s Day…
4 out of 10 hate looking at themselves in the mirror every day..
It may even be referred to as Body Dysmorphic Disorder when you look in the mirror one day and are convinced that you gained 10lbs overnight…
I had a terrible relationship with the mirror and my eating growing up
I actually battled with an eating disorder…
And although I overcome this
I had a different relationship with the mirror during my university years
You see, I had BIG confidence issues
Tell me to speak and present in front of 3 or more people…
And my knees would be shaking like (sugar free) jelly.
I’d have a face like a beetroot.
And my mouth would go as dry as it is after a heavy night on the vino and sambuca…
I had so little confidence that my postgraduate supervisor told me that if I wanted to put my knowledge to good use, change people’s lives and have no regrets…
Then I needed to have confidence and learn how to communicate my message
By – first off – practicing in the mirror
And you know what?
I hated it
Kept putting it off
I was embarrassed..
Because others might come into the house and see / hear me talking to myself and ask ‘what are you doing?’
^ a bit like what some of the ladies say to me about going to a gym and feeling like everyone is watching or trying to follow a workout on YouTube and not knowing if you are doing it right.
Because every time I did
It just reminded of the ‘pain’ I was in
It was a reflection of whether I’d done ‘what I said I would’… or not
And although the mirror can be VERY misleading
It can also be a reflection of me..
And – sure – you are right if you think I don’t do my hair in the morning (as you can tell from my daily morning chats live on Facebook and instagram)
But I still to this day..
Use Mantras like this one the other day (see image)
Why am I sharing this?
Well , if nothing changes, nothing changes..
but I’m saying this because I have your best interests at heart
And don’t want to mislead you in any way
I mean, you have to do the things you probably know you need to do to make them work …
Do the small things, day in, day out to get the results you say you want
Just like I ended up practicing speaking in front of the mirror every day.
Volunteering to do speaking events with local weight management programmes
Because you only get results for DONE
And if it’s the DOING that you’re struggling with
Doing what you said you would do
Then we might just have the Kickstart programme for you…
Message me with ‘Kickstart’ and I will get you the details