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cherrycolalola , 26 Jan 2011

going day by day.who wants to try 24 hrs?

So I often find myself going to extremes with this disorder, as well as how I approach my recovery. I often try to quit forever, or I don't try at all, its just part of my deluded, extreme nature I think lol. I think what Im going to try to find now is a happy medium. I want to try to do all that I can for one day to take care of myself, that includes not picking. Its almost here on the West Coast tonight and I figured I will try again to make it 24 hours. I am willing to feel whatever feeling that come up and face whatever the picking is masking one day at a time. If anyone wants to try going just 24 hrs I'd love some company. I will be checking in throughout the day on here. Anyway for anyone struggling tonight Im thinking about you/in the fight with you. Im sending out much love to all the pickers tonight.
4 Answers
January 28, 2011
Hi. I like the sound of this approach. Tomorrow I am starting on day 1 of my 3rd attempt at the 21 day challenge and I'm going to wake up tomorrow and keep in mind that I've comitted to not picking at all for 24 hours. Hope I can do it!
January 29, 2011
I am up for this challenge! I have gone most of the last 24 hours without disturbing my target area (the skin behind my ears), but this next 24 hours I have a new resolve. I just downloaded a hypnotherapy MP3 about skin picking that I've found helpful. I also tell myself I'll quit forever, but I think it's smart that just like in recovery, it's one day at a time. I know that my perfectionist, overachiever attitude is one of the problems that drives feelings inside and then leads to the skin picking/scratching. I am optimistic and energized about my life and the future. Time to put this sad habit to bed, for at least the next 24 hours. Thank you for the reminder! We can do it.
January 31, 2011
I've just registered, hello everyone :) that's a very good and inspiring idea! I'm in. so how's everybody doing so far? :)
January 31, 2011
Hey guys. Im glad others want to try with me. I did 2 days where I scratched at dead skin a few times and then I fell off the wagon. I have to remind myself that if I mess up I need to just start over again. Im going for another 24 now and I'll check in here. I hope everyones doing okay right now. I'll be wishing success for you all.

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