MIRROR-FASTING: AN OVERVIEW

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I’ve less than ten days left of this mirrorless/makeupless experience. It’s been almost three weeks since I first decided to abandon reflective surfaces and since then I’ve had many many moments where I’ve regretted my decision to do so. Am I looking forward to getting the mirror back? Yes. It’s been such a challenge remembering to avoid my own image that it’ll be so much easier when I can go back to normal. Will I make mirror-fasting an annual habit? No. I don’t feel the need to. The thing is, I’m pretty sure I gained everything I’m ever going to out of mirror-fasting in the 30 days experience. 

I’m going to make this post brief because I know how I’ve a tendency to rant on about things, so without further adieu… My thoughts on mirror fasting: The Overview.

PROS:

  • Saves time getting ready
  • 30 days free from make-up is good for your skin
  • 30 days free from the mirror is a break from judging your appearance critically
  • Can feel great not to worry about how I look
  • Makes you put a lot more thought into the compliments and friend’s opinions that you receive
  • Increases self-acceptance
  • Feels liberating
  • Makes you begin to think a lot more about your mental self-image and not just your physical

CONS:

  • Self consciousness escalates when you don’t know what you look like
  • The first week makes your self-esteem take a nose-dive
  • Can feel vulnerable when you don’t know how you appear to others
  • Sometimes leads to feeling unattractive and under-dressed compared to those around you
  • Getting a haircut was an incredibly intimidating experience – I had no idea what was going on.
  • Frustration at jumping out of the way of mirrors and reflective surfaces everywhere
  • Shopping for clothes becomes significantly harder.

 

Sorcha x

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