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I have been working really hard the last month trying to get my Trich therapy journal published to use with my Keen bracelets.
I purchased my Keen bracelets a couple weeks ago and I’ve been really liking them so far, especially in public situations where pulling your hair, sucking your thumb or other BFRB’s might embarrass a 36-year old woman.
The journal is faith-based, it’s got 42 days worth of scripture and commentary that is all faith-based.
I used my theology education, my Trich experience and my skills as a content creator to build this magnificent journal.
God is good.
I’m really excited about it.
All my proofreaders were in awe of it!
I have never felt so in my element as I did when creating this journal.
Now that it’s complete, I’m going to print it, 3-hole punch it and put it in a binder for me to use with the bracelets.
Update on my Keen Bracelets.
I’ve actually seen a lot of improvement when I wear the bracelets.
When I wear them, I’m aware and I have a choice at the point whether to go forward with my BFRB.
I really love having Keen, they give me confidence out in public that I would not have had without them.
I used to put a lot of energy in to “trying to catch myself” and now Keen does that for me.
Not one person has noticed them on my wrists, or at least they haven’t said a word, so that’s cool!
They’ve been phenomenal in school and at church because I keep my hands down.
Cool App Features for My Trichotillomania Bracelet
I’ve noticed some cool stuff internally about them worth mentioning on the app.
I can choose an intensity and duration level at a low, medium or high setting.
I can check the battery level of each bracelet, which is very helpful so Keen doesn’t die on me when we’re out.
There’s also a timed snooze feature which totally comes in helpful when you take them off.
You don’t want them buzzing all over the desk or nightstand next to you.
Here’s a little video update I did about the bracelets and Trichy life in general.
Do You Have a HabitAware Bracelet?
I would love to hear from anyone else using these bracelets?
I’ve even got a little bit of nail growing back on my fingers, I’m not sure whether or not I love that.
I always wanted nails but I’m finding I can pull my hair much more precisely when I have longer nails.
I also find myself wanting to pick my skin more.
So whether or not having long nails is going to work out, I don’t know, but I don’t want to bite them anymore just because it’s very unattractive.
People say it’s dirty and maybe that is why I’m the picture of health?
All those germs in my mouth from sucking my thumb and biting my nails all these years makes me immune I suppose?
A Few Positive Other Positives Happening..
A few months back I had dental surgery and they placed some implants in my mouth.
Well, September 6th is the day!
I get my 3 teeth put in and I can finally be rid of that insecurity!
I’ve been missing teeth for several years and it’s one more thing I’m always conscious of when talking to others (in addition to having BFRB’s).
Seriously, I’m sick of being a walking ball of insecurity.
I don’t want people to see me doing something embarrassing or seeing my teeth..
Rarely do I look people in the eyes.
Rarely do I speak to people I don’t know.
I avoid conversations.
I smile with my mouth shut.
I’m really only comfortable being myself around a few select people and my family at home and that’s a sad place to be.
I really appreciate being able to afford two Keen bracelets because they give me awareness and now that I’m getting my teeth put in – maybe, just maybe, I can start to be social again without so much insecurity?
Update: Got My Teeth In, Want To See?