Did you make a new year's resolution to stop picking?
Annette Pasternek speaks about New Year's Resolutions and whether it is a good idea to make one to stop picking or not. Annette was a compulsive skin picker and is now helping scores of people through her website and one on one coaching.
Pros and Cons
According to Annette there is short answer, because it depends on how you support a resolution. If you make a resolution and do nothing further, relying only on will power you are not likely to succeed and this can have negative effects on future efforts to stop. On the other hand making a resolution can be very positive under the right conditions. you need:
- not giving up
- not expecting too much
- having a plan
- having support and accountability
Some of the positive changes you could put in place for the year ahead is to learn more about the disorder, seek professional help or support and establish a support network