Are you guilty of judging your worth by the way you look in the mirror? While it's easy to judge yourself based on your appearance, doing so will cause damage to your self esteem and mental health. Natalie Carey, certified personal trainer and author of Every. Body. Beautiful. told me, "Many women will stand in front of mirrors and grab, pull, poke, and prod the parts of themselves that don't measure up to the standard of a 'perfect body'. Instead of the mirror being used for visual feedback, it has become a the measuring tool to decide how valuable we are as humans."
She explained this is harmful because our brains are impressionable. Essentially, the more we tell ourselves something, the more likely we are to believe it as truth in the long run.
To remedy this unhealthy habit, she suggested, "Every time you look in the mirror, give yourself a compliment. We compliment others all the time, but saying something nice to our own reflection is very difficult for most women. Look in the mirror and say aloud (or think it really hard) what you like about yourself. Replace every negative comment with a positive one, and you'll rewire your brain."