Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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stop picking my skin (read all 47 entries…)
doing better recently and it's time to acknowledge it

I’ve been doing a lot better recently about managing my skin-picking. I think I’ve mostly been in control for the past 2 months. And these last two months have been very stressful.
I picked at a few things today but I don’t think I was in the bathroom for more than 10-15 minutes, which I’m taking as a positive.
I feel I could do even better than this if I just focus on being mindful about my triggers (touching my face, zooming in on mirrors).
I’ve looked at my diary entries and an overwhelming majority of them have been negative, only documenting the frustration and failures…
I think it’s time to start acknowledging and writing about some victories, and I can safely say I haven’t had any intensive skin-picking (the sessions that can last for an hour or more, and afterwards you feel horrible) for a while now.


EXPfedup help

I focus on the negative times to remind myself that I want to avoid that feeling, the frustration, shame and agony after I’ve picked badly. However, it’s smart to document when you’ve managed to be good to your skin as well because (at least in my perspective) it also helps remind you that it’s possible to achieve.

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