The mirrors in your home serve many practical purposes — from putting in your contacts in the morning, to making sure you don’t have spinach in your teeth. But beyond these necessary functions, did you know your mirror can actually be a helpful tool on your way to better self-esteem, goal achievement and career confidence?
It’s true! Studies have shown that frequently seeing your own reflection can help better develop your sense of self, shift your perspective, improve social skills and ground you in your body. There’s even a growing practice of mirror meditation that claims to help develop “kinder self-awareness.”
We’ve posted before about writing inspirational quotes on your mirror as helpful reminders to start your day, but mirror mantras can take this a step further. Here’s how you can get started with your own personal mantra to build the confidence and self-esteem you need to reach your biggest goals:
Pick a theme
Think about the kind of energy you want to manifest in your own life. Are you trying to move up the ladder at work? Work on your body image? Stay focused on a fitness goal? Whatever type of self-improvement you’re after, think of a theme to connect your mirror mantras.
Select a few powerful phrases
Your actual mantras can be whatever you choose, but should speak to the heart of your goals. While some people like to have a few mantras to alternate, others select one particularly powerful mantra to repeat daily. Here are a few examples:
- You are enough.
- You deserve this.
- You are stronger than you think.
Set aside time
While you don’t need much time, a mirror mantra routine is likely to be most effective in the morning before your day has truly begun. However, don’t be afraid to find a routine that works best for you if mornings aren’t your thing.
Breathe, repeat, breathe
Stand tall with good posture and grounded feet, then make eye contact with yourself in the mirror. Say your mantra, breathe in and out deeply, and repeat it again. Feel free to repeat this process as many times as you need to feel ready for your day.
Do you use mirror mantras? Tell us what positive energy you’re manifesting in the comments below.
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