I love this. I do this frequently. I first read about it as "mirror work." Looking at my own eyes in the mirror while saying the words out loud.
I saw it in an ancient-wisdom book I found at a thrift store in early sobriety when I was super fragile. The book is, "The Toltec Way." It amazes me that the ancient cultures all had this as part of their collective spoken wisdom - even those as far apart as the Hawaiian islands and South America.
The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the sea.
~ Isak Dinesen