I got an email yesterday (including the picture above) from one of my dear clients whose story you may have already read. I asked her if I could share its contents to inspire you, and she was happy to share.
“I wanted to give you a small update – my best friends wedding was a few weeks ago and I was a bridesmaid in it. A friend of ours was there and was taking pictures… and the next day posted a bunch on facebook.
They were all great, but one stood out to me in particular. I attached it so you could see. Basically, its a photo of my arm holding the bouquet, where I had always picked the most.
I’m not totally pick-free, but I will tell you I had none of the same anxiety I normally have in the weeks leading up to big events like a wedding. I didn’t stress about “not picking” to make sure my skin would be ok, because I pick so rarely now.
Before I got coaching from you I definitely would have HATED the picture of my arm. I would have been so self conscious of how my skin looks (you can see my ‘chicken skin’, and 1 or 2 tiny scabs from picking) but it honestly didn’t bother me AT ALL.
That’s definitely a success!
I’m still with my boyfriend who I think I had met the last few weeks we talked… and my picking hasn’t come up at all although there have been a few times where I’ve had some red marks, it just doesn’t even occur to me anymore to be self conscious about them. I would say in the last couple months there has maybe been one time where picking has impacted my life…. and that’s down from several times a week. Anyway, he always tells me that I have such soft skin, something I never thought I would hear. I guess old habits of constantly exfoliating and applying good quality lotion are here to stay haha.
I love getting your newsletters – keep em coming!”
If you’d like to get my newsletters too, sign up for my Freedom Kit (enter your name and email to the right of this post). It comes with a written and audio report, “Why you pick your skin and how to finally stop,” a video on “how to stop skin picking urges in two minutes flat,” and my “Live Free” newsletter in your inbox each month. Learn more here.