I suffer from Super-mommy/woman syndrome. I don`t like sitting around, I don`t like not feeling useful. I feel best when I am doing multiple things at once.
Learning how to relax and actually concentrate on myself, took a lot of mental work. For me, it finally came about when I realized how bored I was with myself. TOTALLY sick of myself.
That prompted me to do things I`ve never done, and reevaluate who I thought I really was.
As for mirrors,...they can be hard to look at. Even harder if you have (Like I did, not sure with you.) a perfectionism streak. We then tend to see warped funhouse mirrors, and judge ourselves way more harshly, then how everyone else sees us.
Critical eyes are great to have professionally, but can be a real catch-22 on a personal level.