The repercussion of what the mirror reveals on our physical can affect us in our relationships with others and even with ourselves. The so-called "mirror syndrome" is far more common than one might think.
In this habit of looking at oneself in the mirror and analyzing oneself, there may be born the need to learn to live with the body that one has and to analyze our faults and complexes, before looking for them in others.
Mirror syndrome refers to behaviors related to your own image, which you deform, up to claim to have some flaws that you believe to have.
This object that you have in your room, in the bathroom or in any other room in the house, is a kind of mediator in a relationship.
Most of the time, when a member of the couple thinks about their image, the relationship can become harmful, filled with problems, suffering, difficulties, worries, arguments, etc.
Just as we have to learn to live with someone, we must also learn to live with our bodies on a daily basis, and above all, with this reflection that we send back into the mirror, which is nothing more than a projection that we make of ourselves.
"Mirror, mirror … Who's the most beautiful?" Said the wicked witch in Snow White's tale. The poor would have done everything to be always young and beautiful.
In reality, there are no potions or bewitchments for this to happen. The fountain of youth does not exist.
However, to love yourself as you are and above all to accept you, no matter how old you are, how much you weigh, how few wrinkles or your height, is really possible.
Mirror syndrome becomes a pathology to treat when it causes bulimia and anorexia, two very common disorders in adolescents, especially in women.
No matter how many pounds they lose, these girls (or boys) will always be fat and ugly because of distortion at the cognitive level.
How to overcome this syndrome?
First of all, we must leave aside prejudices and comparisons. You are no better or worse than others, you are simply different.
Bigger, thinner, bigger, smaller, less pretty, more ugly … This is just arbitrary appreciation.
Fashion is constantly evolving and changing, as are beauty standards. And if you do not believe me, take a look at the different paintings of the last three centuries.
Each of us is beautiful, because of its particular characteristics. We are unique and extraordinary, the most beautiful beings of all creation.
This does not mean that you have to become narcissistic and constantly admire yourself, feeling above everything and everyone and showing off. It means learning to love oneself and to accept oneself as you really are.
On the other hand, it's vital to start laughing at yourself, at your mistakes and at what you do not like.
A little humor will greatly ease your life and improve the relationship you have with your body and with others.
It is also essential that you become your best friend and accomplice. It means to stop the prejudice towards this reflection that returns to you your mirror.
If you are in a good mood, happy and satisfied … Does the size of your hips, belly or nose really matter?
It is fundamental that you love yourself and then love others and that they love you in return. If you do not respect yourself, no one will do it.
The only person to whom you can compare yourself is yourself, and nobody else. You must fight every day to be a better person and develop new abilities.
You can analyze what you were yesterday and what you are today, not to criticize yourself, but to know how to move forward.
The perception of your physique is only a reflection of your inner state. Apart from your health, do not worry about your body and your physical appearance anymore.
If you look at a day when you are sad and you compare with a day when you are happy, then you will have a different perception of this reflection in the mirror.
Accept yourself as you are, laugh at your mistakes, without worrying about what the mirror reflects! You will become a truly happy and balanced person.
If you are able to laugh at yourself, you will finally be able to laugh with others.