Want to know how to boost your child’s self confidence and self-love? Mirror work!
If you know about mirror work then no doubt you would of heard of Louise Hay. Louise Hay is the all time self-love guru and swears by mirror work to heal your life and improve your self-love. If you haven’t heard of Louise then you should definitely check out her book, “ You can heal your life.” I myself have been doing mirror work off and on for the last few years and have gone through enormous self-growth by doing so.
So what is mirror work exactly? Quite simply it is looking at yourself in the mirror and telling yourself whole heartily that you ‘love you’. Look yourself straight in the eye and truly say ‘I love you.’ Sounds easy I know but how many people can actually look themselves in the mirror and say yeah I totally love myself 100%? Mirror work teaches you to love all of you, the acne, the wrinkles, the crooked teeth, the bushy eyes brows, and everything else you see reflecting back at you.
We are all perfect divine beings, beautiful in every possible way, yet we are so quick to judge others and ourselves. A baby doesn’t question if they are beautiful or worthy of love, they are born into this world knowing that they are perfect just as they are, its not until they grow older and start listening to the children around them and society as a whole that they start to question who they are and if they are good enough, pretty enough or smart enough.
From the age of ten onwards I suffered from severe acne as a child and I remember looking in the mirror and crying at the face I saw reflecting back at me, I had no love for that girl. What’s worse is I didn’t even know who that girl was steering back at me. As a result my self-love, self-confidence and self-esteem all took a massive dive.
Teaching your child mirror work at a young age will boost their confidence and self-esteem making them stronger and happier for it. One of the best ways to introduce mirror work to your child is while they are brushing their teeth, something hard enough to get them to do as it is, I know! Join in and do it together, mirror work is a fun activity and can become a great morning and evening ritual. You can even place a mirror by the bath so that during bath time they can give themselves a shout out.
Affirmations can also be said quietly in the mind however saying them aloud gives them more oomph and helps us confirm what we are saying.
The affirmations one can say are unlimited but her are a few suggestions:
- I LOVE YOU
- I AM BEAUTIFUL
- I AM PERFECT
- I AM AMAZING
- I AM GREAT
- I AM LOVED
- I AM AWESOME
- I AM STRONG
- I AM A SUPERSTAR
Amy Shayanna x
Psst: How do you use mirror work to improve your children’s self-confidence? I’d love to hear from you…