WHY I DON'T OWN A FULL LENGTH MIRROR
(Or a scale)
- •I've talked about my mental health work in a couple of lists before
- •I'm recovered from an eating disorder not otherwise specified (EDNOS) that leaned toward anorexia
- •And even though I'm ~recovered~ e.g. I don't use restricting/binging/purging/over exercise to cope with feelings, that doesn't mean I'm not susceptible to falling back into those traps.
- •So to take care of myself, I decided to not buy a full length mirror. I have a mirror in the bathroom that I use to do my makeup or fix my hair, but that's it.
- •It is so fucking freeing.
- •I grew up with a full length mirror in my room and spent so much time staring at my belly, my ass, my thighs
- •And I never thought I could live without it.
- •But I do. Sometimes my outfits get a little wonky, but it's worth not using the mirror to rip my self esteem apart
- •I know it kind of seems extreme, but this approach really works for me.
- •For the same reasons, I don't own a scale any more.
- •It's hard to be without both sometimes, but it would be harder to manage my neuroses with them around.
- •Sometimes taking care of mental health isn't always the conventional approach. While therapy & medication are amazing, changing your lifestyle can have an impact as well.
- •Sending love & body positivity to you gems this morning 💖