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HSPpicker , 19 Feb 2015

Tiny Victory

Just wanted to share my tiny victory! Earlier today I was dead set on picking the clogged pores on my nose. My fingers were only inches away from my picking, when I was able to change my train of thought. Normally I would be thinking that I must cleanse myself of the junk in my pores in order to have a clean slate with my skin. But today I thought to myself, it's a lie! WAKE UP! I may pick now and rid my nose of the plugged pores today but it won't last and they WILL plug up again because that's what pores do. My goal of ridding my pores of dirt is impractical and unobtainable in the long term. (my 28 years of picking is evidence of this). So I took a step back from the mirror and reassessed the noticeability of my clogged pores. It wasn't so bad when I wasn't an inch away from the mirror and bending and stretching my nose to see everything. I felt a moment of relief and I ran with it! I took a deep breath and told myself that I DO have the power to just walk away! And I did! It felt amazing!!!!! It was so empowering! I hope that by reading this and knowing it can be done (even if just one tiny victory at a time) that all of you struggling like me will be able find hope in what I've said and try to have your own tiny victory. I look forward to reading your victory stories! Rock On Friends!

5 Answers
February 19, 2015

Congratulations! What a great achievement. I don't think there are any small victories! All victories are achievements and it's the little ones that are real and should be celebrated. Focus on these and forget about the grand plans. If u can have a small success each and every day these will all add up and we'll be healing!

February 20, 2015

Yes! You are right! I'm encouraged! Thanks! It really is possible! Rock On Vix!

February 21, 2015

Yay! Just keep piling more victories on. And remember, picking takes you back to square one. How many of us think "I'll just get that little flake of dry skin off my chin, only to find ourselves hours later with a bleeding and enflamed face. Keep fighting the good fight and piling those victories up!!

February 22, 2015

thanks for sharing your victory! we need any encouragement we can get.

March 01, 2015

"How many of us think "I'll just get that little flake of dry skin off my chin, only to find ourselves hours later with a bleeding and enflamed face."

OMG isn't that the truth FinallyClear! Hours later I look up and see the truth of what I've done. It's so bizarre.

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