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There was an item on Today (Radio 4) this morning about women deliberately deciding never to look at themselves in the mirror in order to overcome their insecurities over their appearance. I thought this was a bit weird. Not sure how it would work.
I very rarely look in a mirror - simply because my appearance is not important to me. My short hair doesn't need styling and I don't wear make-up. I did get a surprise when I saw myself reflected in my French windows, as I have lost two stone and it shows. (Not dieting, just walking.) I think back with amusement to the days when I had a smooth bob which needed putting into place all the time - as soon as I got into a restaurant or bar I would rush to the Ladies to check that I did not have a hair out of place. It is so relaxing to be a DILLIGAF.
Apart from hair and face, what about clothes? I like to check that what I've put on actually looks reasonable, especially to go to work in. Imagine trying to apply makeup without a mirror! (Those of us who wear it)
I tend to wear black trousers and white tee shirts every day, but I doubt if the sheep notice. I used to embarrass my daughter with my eccentric outfits, but after two years in New Zealand she is more tolerant!
Well, I care about my appearance and if that means people think I'm insecure I really don't care. I broke my wrist 10 years ago and the worst thing apart from not bring able to work (I was self employed) was trying to put my make-up on and do my hair with my left hand!
I don't believe for a minute that wanting to look the best you can, with whatever help you can get, means you are insecure. I used to really enjoy getting ready to go out and seeing the transformation take place. I just lost interest when I stopped having any social life.