Today, I decided to avoid looking at myself in the mirror.
(I wrote a post about the WHY yesterday.)
So, how did that go, you might ask?
Surprisingly, it went well. Really well.
I live in a studio apartment (we all know how big those are) and one of my walls is a mirror, so you can imagine how difficult it might have been to avoid looking into the mirror at all
I did not look at myself before taking a shower or brushing my teeth this morning.
I did not look at myself before heading out for coffee and donuts for breakfast.
And I have no intention of looking at myself before going to bed tonight.
I also ate what I wanted today (hazelnut coffee drink with whip from Better Buzz coffee && yummy sugar-laden donuts) without any remorse, in fact I ate with pure enjoyment, and I did not check out my stomach immediately afterwards.
:insert forgotten photos of yummy breakfast here:
Although I did see myself, if for a nano second, a number of times today, I did NOT stare and nitpick my appearance.
And let me tell you, it felt soo good!
No wasted time or energy on judging my appearance, or thinking about it for hours afterward?
I should do this more often!
But, what is it about checking myself out after eating that is so enticing?
I really don't have the answer for that, but I do know it doesn't accomplish anything except unnecessary stress and a headache.
I think I'm going to start meditating in place of obsessing about how my body looks.
Yeah, that sounds like a really good habit to cultivate.
If you decide to engage in a similar activity, I'd love to hear how it goes.
Kk, goodnight loves.