The Coping Kete

No. 50: Holding Up An Imaginary Mirror

This week, to attain, maintain or regain my sense of wellbeing…

I will practice valuing myself. In a quiet moment each morning, I will sit down and hold up an imaginary hand-mirror in front of my face. I will visualise my own face looking back at me.

Allowing myself to become aware of how I usually talk to myself when I look in the mirror, I will smile at the picture of myself that I have imagined before me.  I will tell this imaginary reflection of myself “I love and value you.”

I will carry this sentiment with me throughout my day. Each time I feel stressed, pressed or distressed, I will return to this visualisation in my mind, reminding myself that ‘I love and value myself’ so I can act accordingly.

No matter what happens, it will be okay in the end, because I will love and value myself.

Whenever I look in an actual mirror, I will say the words directly to myself. Or some other version of the same sentiment: I am enough.

Once I am familiar with sending myself messages of self-worth, I will add it to my Personal Coping Kete as a way of talking myself through moments when I am stressed or distressed.

One Thought on “No. 50: Holding Up An Imaginary Mirror

  1. I did this myself yesterday with a group of people and it left me feeling wonderful. Must have stirred up some kind of old resistance to the idea though, because I woke this morning with the opposite thoughts on automatic overdrive. SUCH a challenge to bring myself back to this task at that time.

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