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Do HabitAware Keen Bracelets Work?
I purchased Keen bracelets back at the end of July, I bought two of them!
I’ve been wearing them for 3 months now and I’ve done rather well.
My biggest issue was I wasn’t aware when I was pulling my hair.
Keen has been great making me aware when my hands are doing things I don’t want them to do.
Last weekend I had to go a function where there were going to be water games.
I didn’t want to take the chance at ruining the bracelets so I decided I was going to have to go without them.
I really do like to have them in public because they do give me a certain level of confidence knowing I’m not going to pull my hair or put my hands in my mouth or nose in front of other adults.
When I was there I noticed something about myself that had never happened before..
An Unexpected Turn Events Happened
I knew when my hands were in my hair without the bracelets.
I was aware on my own!
I had one of those epiphany moments, I realized that I knew what I was doing and I could stop.
So I put my hands down and relished in he moment because that was the first time I feel like I caught myself on my own but I couldn’t really jump for joy and tell anyone about it right there and then.
It really was awesome because it wasn’t just my hair, I just felt a heightened awareness of where my hands were and a really huge burst of confidence.
That wasn’t really something I had thought about, I didn’t realize my brain was gonna figure it out.
I’m still wearing the bracelets and I’m going to continue retraining my brain until I think I have it down.
I’m making awesome progress, really awesome progress!
In the three months I’ve had these bracelets, they’ve helped me pull my hair a lot less.
The hardest part for me is still nighttime.
During the day I’m okay redirecting my behaviors when I’m aware because there’s a lot to get done but at night is when I slow down and want to self soothe.
I have pin pointed where I’m at and what my triggers are and the retraining process is underway, for that I’m so grateful.
I have been able to find out a lot about myself just by journaling key things about my trich.
I know the places and situations that trigger me the most since writing it all down.
I’m aware, I’m open to change and I’m just working my way through this day by day.
I’m definitely not in the same place I was when I first started blogging so that’s really something to be grateful for as I roll into November tomorrow.
I’m still battling my own insecurities with work and some other things but I believe in miracles and a God that loves me.