05/02/2013 10:57 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

'You Look Fine': How We Wish Women Saw Themselves (PHOTO)

Lots of women have a complicated relationship with their mirror. It's a useful -- and often necessary -- tool and often a great addition to your decor, but looking in it too often with a critical eye can seriously mess you up.

Bloggers like Kjerstin Gruys and Autumn Whitefield-Madrano have even gone on "mirror fasts" to remind themselves of how life can be without the constant need to assess your appearance. "I was a bride-to-be and I started trying on wedding dresses, and instead of feeling excited and blissful, ... I caught myself being really critical about my body," said Gruys in a video on her website. "At a certain point you have to ask yourself the question, 'what's more important to my happiness? Being beautiful or feeling beautiful?'"

Yesterday, we stumbled across a photo on Reddit that emphasizes that message of feeling beautiful. What if when women looked in their mirrors, they didn't feel self-loathing and instead just felt "fine"? Mirrors should help us make sure that we don't have lipstick on our teeth. They shouldn't ruin our days.

LOOK: What We Wish Women Saw In The Mirror

[H/T Redditor TylerMerry]



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