Facing mirror in a swimsuit is as difficult as getting critism from someone else, a painful reminder of our flaws and imperfections. Hmm, why don't we look as good in that suit as catalogue promised? It's mirror's fault! We have an idea of what we look like and how we see ourself, but then mirror confronts us with another truth ... and it's rather lumpy :-(
So what do we do?
How can we change that reflection glaring at us?
Here's beauty, unless you're going to finally resolve your New Year's promise to hit gym floor and lose those unwanted kilo's, you're not going to change what's staring back at you. What's easier to change is way it makes you feel. Take a good, long, hard look at that person in front of you and forget about Cindy Crawford or Brad Pitt!
Our natural inclination is to first point out ugly orange peel around our thighs, or belly that sleeps next to us, but don't get stuck there. Look for good things too.
How about those strong arms, or your smile that melts coldest heart? Perhaps you like your toes? Okay, maybe just little one? How about your ... hang on, did I hear you right? "Yeah, I've got a nice nose, but .."
The challenge here isn't to look at your faults ... but at how imperfect you are. Huh? That doesn't make sense? Well, actually it does - we're not meant to be perfect. If you think about it, our only means of achieving perfection is to get a machine to do it.