Why does my reflection look different than me? Every day we use a mirror to examine our appearance and thus our own perception as well as the perception of others. But does the mirror really show us the reality? Do we really see ourselves in the mirror as other people perceive us? It is obvious that we see us in the mirror the other way around. The mirror is just a reflection and thus not congruent with reality or with the actual picture. The mirror can deceive us and we are also deceived by ourselves. We just see a picture, not the soul. But self-awareness and introspection are indispensable for one's own awareness and self-esteem. Writing a journal reflects us and what we experience in a different, emotional way. In a diary experiences, activities, moods and feelings are written down, recorded and reflect our lives and our personality.