How long do you think you could go without looking at yourself in the mirror? Kjerstin Gruys describes her 365 days mirror-free in her memoir "Mirror, Mirror Off The Wall: How I Learned to Love My Body By Not Looking At It For A Year."
It started about six months before her wedding, when she was shopping for wedding dresses. The more she shopped, the more critical of her body she became. Eventually, she thought 'I'm not headed in a direction I feel good about.'
So she decided to change her focus by giving up mirrors for a year. She covered up the mirrors in her house. At work, she knew exactly which bathroom stall to use so she could avoid catching herself in the mirror. She trusted friends to let her know when she had spinach in her teeth.
"But," Ali said, "you see yourself in reflections?"
"There's a difference between seeing and looking," Kjerstin replied, "That's a really important difference."
"Is there one physical trait that you're kinder to yourself about now?" Ali asked.
"Stomach," Kjerstin answered, emphatically.
Ali's particularly critical of one of her features, as well. She discusses that with Kjerstin, as well as the one thing Kjerstin missed the most about looking in the mirror, in today's episode of Daily Shot.