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  • Writer's pictureCheryl Bailey

Mirror Work: Self-Love Exercises with Cheryl!

Mirror work exercises are powerful practices designed to foster self-love and improve self-esteem by encouraging you to look at yourself with kindness and compassion. By standing in front of a mirror and speaking affirmations or simply observing your reflection, you can cultivate a deeper connection with your inner self and transform negative self-talk into positive reinforcement.

These exercises are a simple, yet profound, way to boost your confidence and embrace your true worth.

Step One: Stand in front of a mirror if possible. If this is difficult, start small. Take a few deep breaths to center yourself and relax.

Step Two: Wrap your arms around yourself as if you are giving yourself a hug. You can cross your arms or simply place your hands on your shoulders or chest. Close your eyes if it helps you feel more connected to yourself. Imagine sending feelings of love, acceptance, and compassion to 

yourself as you embrace yourself.

Step Three: While hugging yourself, you can say kind and affirming statements to yourself, such as: 

  • “I love and accept myself just as I am.” 

  • “I am worthy of love and happiness.” 

  • “I am enough and deserving of good things in life.”

* Stay in this position for as long as you feel comfortable, allowing yourself to bask in feelings of self-love and care.

Step Four: When you’re ready, gently release the hug and take a few more deep breaths. Reflect on how you feel after the exercise and try to carry that sense of self-love with you throughout the day.

Remember, self-love and self-care are essential for your well-being. This simple exercise can be a powerful way to cultivate a positive relationship with yourself and promote feelings of inner peace and happiness. 

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