I’ve asked all of my undergrad health psychology students to take a look at their behaviors and lifestyles and to make a change to one of those behaviors. I’ve also required that they journal about it for 30 days, and turn in those data.
And I promised I’d do the same and share it with them. I promised this to my students in Spring of 2014, too. And thus far, I’ve failed to follow through with that promise.
I thought about meditating, or working on my sleep hygiene, or getting back to eating paleo (or at least paleo with some Weston A Price style adjustments), or going to yoga, or getting in some other daily exercise. I’ve started exactly of those.
I pre-ordered Louise Hay’s book “Mirror Work,” and it recently arrived. The exercises are intimidated, so I texted a friend today to see if she’d be willing to go through this journey with me. We’ve both been struggling with self-love, self-acceptance, and physical and mental health issues. We can both benefit from some accountability on this.
The book takes the reader through 21 days of exercises, primarily focusing on looking at my reflection in the mirror and repeating affirmations. It also includes prompts for journaling, and daily guided meditations to be downloaded online. I’ve done mirror work 2 other times in my life, and found each exercise to be difficult. It’s emotional. It’s different. It might lead to profound change. So it’s scary.
I’m ready for a shift. And I made a promise to my students. The book is 21 days worth of exercises and I’ve asked my students to do 30 days of work…but I’ve got to start somewhere.
You’re invited to follow me on this journey.