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Mirror-Mirror on the Wall Game
by: Amy Medina

You will need crayons, colored pencils, magic markers, or a pen, and either your journal, a piece of paper or index cards to complete this exercise.

  • Go to your mirror

  • Look at yourself -- what is the first thing that comes to mind? If the first thing that came to mind was negative how can you combat this message? What would be a good thing to say to yourself in retaliation of your negative voice?

  • Focus on three positive aspects of your physical self...
    Write them down!

  • Now look at yourself in the mirror and say them outloud

  • What are three things you like about yourself (not physical)?
    Write them down

  • Now look at yourself in the mirror and say them outloud

  • Stare at yourself for three minutes in the mirror, eye-to-eye.
    What and who do you see?

  • Walk away from the mirror and relax for a bit. Spend some time journaling on how you feel and what this little exercise means to you. Write about how it felt to stare at yourself for three minutes, eye-to-eye and what you saw. Spend some time writing self-affirmations and ideas for combating any negativity you have pointed at yourself. Also spend time focusing and writing on the positive things you felt and saw in yourself.

After completing this exercise be sure to spend some time relaxing and doing something for you -- read, light candles, go for a leisurely walk, color, play with legos, take a drive... anything for you that is positive (coping ideas)

You can write your answer down in your journal, or explore them with your therapist or support group. If you haven't started a recovery journal yet, now's the time to start!

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