Activity: Don't look in the mirror

Tomorrow, I want you guys to try not to look in a mirror all day. It's so crazy how much of a habitual thing it is to just, you know, glance in the mirror now and then, or catch your reflection in a window, just to make sure everything is in it's right place, or to make sure nothing's in your teeth. But we often don't realize how hard it is to not look in the mirror. To not care about our appearances. I'm not saying that caring about your appearance is a bad thing, what we look like and how we care for ourselves does communicate a lot to other people, but we also tend to put too much importance on those things. We obsess over wrinkles or "flaws" which are probably only noticeable to us as their so minute. If we could train ourselves to avoid spending that time looking in the mirror, obsessing over things that don't actually matter, I bet we'd be a lot happier. I don't know if I could advocate cutting mirrors out of your life for good (hi, I'd like to know when my hair is doing crazy things. Okay, that's like every day...), but bringing mirror time down to the minimum time necessary can only be a healthy thing. Think of it like one of those technology-fasts where you unplug from the digital world and reconnect with reality. Technology isn't always a bad thing, but it can definitely start to take over your life and give you a false sense of what's important and what's not. Same thing goes for mirrors. So today, or sometime this week if today is not an ideal mirrorless day, take a day and fast from your mirror (and your car mirror, and bathroom mirrors, and tinted windows...).