Hair pulling, skin picking, nail biting and other body-focused repetitive behaviors are such subconscious actions that you never really know when it is happening. HabitAware’s smart bracelet is designed to give you awareness of where your hands are and what your mind is doing when you aren’t really paying attention.
But then what?!
After awareness, it’s a choice.
Once you have awareness, you have the power to choose to control the behavior you know you don’t want to be doing. “You have a choice about where to aim your lens of attention.” But that means you have to choose to replace the behavior with something more positive.
Here’s 15 ideas to replace hair pulling, skin picking, nail biting or whatever body-focused behavior you are trying to gain control over:
1) JUST BREATHE
2) GO FOR A WALK
4) DO YOGA
5) GO FOR A RUN
7) PRAY TO WHOMEVER YOU BELIEVE IN
8) THINK POSITIVE THOUGHTS
9) WRITE DOWN POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS ABOUT YOURSELF. LIKE, I WILL:
10) LAUGH OUT LOUD
11) JUMP IN PLACE
12) GO TO SLEEP
13) DO ARTS & CRAFTS, LIKE COLORING OR KNITTING
14) MAKE A VISION BOARD COLLAGE FROM MAGAZINES
15) HOLD THE HAND OF SOMEONE YOU LOVE
You have a choice in how you deal with your BFRB. We’re your #1 supporter when you are ready to face it & replace it.
~ Aneela, Trichster & HabitAware Cofounder
HabitAware is a smart band that helps you become aware of your subconscious behavior, retrain your brain and replace the behavior with a positive action of your choosing. If intrigued, sign up below to get notified of our launch this spring!
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When I received my Keen, I trained it for twirling and hair pulling on the left side of my head and for skin picking on the top of my head. I really appreciated the option to change the detection settings depending on my body position, since I usually do my habits most when I’m laying on the couch or sitting at my desk. I hardly ever take Keen off! When my Keen is charging, I still wear the strap as a reminder to help train my brain. I even wear it to sleep!
In today’s guest post, our Keen family member, Amber Bodeur, who’s been “Conquering with Keen, now shares how she found the courage - and the support - to start a support group in her hometown.
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