…and it’s not what you assume.
How many occasions do you verify your self out within the mirror?
I guess it’s one of many first issues many people do within the morning and one of many final earlier than delivering. Checking out our hair, our make-up, our outfit, our tooth, sharing secret smiles, perhaps even throwing in a smoldering “model” look or two. Ok, time to wrap it up. This occurs a number of occasions a day. But what in the event you don’t have entry to a mirror? For three days? Someone as soon as informed me that the world may cease spinning?
I went semi-off-the-grid tenting for 4 days and three nights, with little entry to water, clear restrooms, and 0 probability of a bathe. The solely option to catch my reflection was by way of a severely dusty window. Welp, so lengthy make-up, goodbye skincare routines, so long hairstyles. Hello life with out figuring out what you seem like to these round you.
Living with no mirror is liberating. Almost instantly, life will get rather more easy. It shifts from the way you look, to how you are feeling. You start to nourish your physique from the within out — drink extra water when you're dry, eat extra veggies to “really feel” good, get extra restful nights’ sleep. You begin to understand that you simply don’t want concealer, eyeliner or mascara to be your self. Quite the other, really. You start to want clear and SPF-protected pores and skin, clear and curious eyes, and an enormous ol’ smile. The vulnerability of not figuring out what you seem like may be scary. But, buddies, all-pure turns into the gorgeous norm.
Now, as I sit in my LA condo, absolutely outfitted with mirrors, I really feel a change — that shift I beforehand talked about — in my life. I have embraced the thought of “naked” beauty, and don't spend greater than two minutes in entrance of a mirror, solely to slather on moisturizer and eye cream. A few weeks in the past, I observed that I wanted new mascara. I nonetheless haven’t gotten round to it…
I encourage you to do this someday. Maybe not for 3 days, however probably for one. Or problem your self to be conscious of how a lot you depend on a mirror or how a lot time you spend in entrance of it. Because I assure you needn't be. Spend that point outdoors, exploring, sharing tales with pals, or studying one thing new. I promise it is going to change you.
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