So…I was good for about 2.5 days. Then I gave in! Now, why did I have to go and do that?? I don’t hate myself for it, but I’m sad because the start of the new year was my big motivator, and now, what will it be? I’ve already had like, 2 pickfests in the last week.
I guess I’ll start with my star chart again. My skin needs some TLC, for sure…
Fortunately, I figured out that my recent breakout was due to my cycle, so that was kind of reassuring. I just hope my skin gets better as the month wears on.
Thanks, all of you, for putting up with my ups and downs… (big sigh)
This is, of course, my big New Year’s resolution – I’m sure many of you have made it yours too.
I feel like I have new strength for 2007. So far, so good – 1.5 days of no picking. 363.5 days to go!! :-D
I feel good about it so far, and I keep telling myself, “I have stopped picking. I’m not a picker anymore!” We’ll see if that helps!
Anyway, good luck to all of you. I believe in you, and I know you can conquer this!!
With some renewed encouragement from this site (thank you elemy and Stephanie), I’ve been good today – no intentional picks yet, and it’s almost 4pm. If I can make it to bedtime, I’ll have 3 stars – and I’ll do a little dance!! Ha ha!! :)
I printed a bunch of motivational phrases to tape to my bathroom mirror. I wonder what my hubby will think. :)
Here are some of them, in case you want to know. :)
No More Picking!
I’m a quitter! :)
I accept myself.
Flaws are normal!
focus on others
I decided to include that last one – i.e., being more concerned about others than I am about myself. I probably won’t ever master that, but trying to focus on other people (instead of on myself) will help me realize that no one else is thinking about my skin – only about their own struggles and heartaches. (Ouch.)