Ah, the mirror exercise. Can I just say that this exercise does not increase my self-acceptance? Oh, the part before turning and looking is just fine. I get that. I can do that. And I don't think that I'm ugly, because I'm not - I'm stylish, attractive and quite often, striking. And I'd rather keep THAT vision in my head than the one staring back at me in the mirror. Yes, I know that I have deep wrinkles and I know that my skin is flawed and my complexion ain't dewy - those are facts that I'd rather not dwell on, thank-you-very-much.
Much like I've given up weighing everyday because the scale has too much power, looking in the mirror just makes me feel like I need to head to Costa Rica for a facelift - even though that goes completely against my core value system.
My value is the person I am and not the package that I come wrapped in.