It’s no surprise that a mirror can be a good friend. It tells us when we’ve got food in our teeth, when our makeup is out of whack, and it gives us the opportunity to touch up our hair before a hot date. But what happens when people are forced to reflect on their mirror dependence? Well, it’s pretty eye-opening, really, as you’ll see in this thought-provoking video. Turns out, it’s pretty difficult to go without a mirror for a whole week, but the feeling these brave souls got? It sounds like it was totally worth the confidence boost. Watch the entire video above to see what life without a mirror is like.