If you find it difficult to look at yourself in the mirror, you may be struggling with low self-esteem. Mirrors reflect an image of ourselves back to us. When we don’t like ourselves, it is just become hard to look in the mirror. Overcoming low self-esteem is possible but it requires to change your mindset and behavior.
First you need to understand why you can’t look at yourself and be honest about it. Is it because you don’t like what you see? Do you have an inferior complex about your physical attributes? Or are you angry about something you did that goes against your values? if this is about something you did, you need to separate your actions from who you truly are. Feeling guilty shows actually you are a good person that is aware about the mistake that has been made. If this is more about being ashamed or unworthy, than you need to surround yourself with people who recognize your value and avoid people who cannot see your self-worth.
Second, don’t let negatives thoughts put yourself down. Instead challenge yourself and look at your accomplishments. A good tip, is to write down your strengths. What you are basically proud of or good at. Give yourself a pep talk. This will help you love yourself for who you are.
Lastly, forgive yourself and remember we are not perfect. Focus on yourself and how you can improve ways that are important to you.
My coaching practice focuses on a step by step program that helps people struggling with self-esteem and ultimately help them define their identity in terms that allow them to gain fulfillment that lasts.