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Wow. I have been reading through many posts and didn't realize how similar we all are with this terrible obsession. For me it is a trance and to be honest, I get relief while I pick. Only to feel terrible and regretful later. We all know the cycle. I am 28 and have been picking since 13. I did some math the other day. I have been picking for 15 years. Assume I spend approx 1 hour a day picking in some form. That's 5475 hours. That's 288 days! I have spent more than a year picking at my face! Imagine that, doing nothing but picking for more than a year 24/7. Yuck! Anyhow. I have been trying to stop for years. I have kept logs, I have tried to use other more desirable behaviors, I've asked my husband to help, I've rewarded myself for good behavior. Now I am excited because I think this can be a support group. I want to stop picking now and I am going to track my progress on this forum. Please, join me and track your progress. Over the years, I have learned that I respond better to positive reinforcement, therefore I try not to dwell on the negative. I note the negative and focus on the positive. Today has been about average when it comes to picking. I have made 3-4 visits to the mirror and done a fair share of mindless picking. I have done a good job of limiting the amount of time I spend in front of the mirror. I have found it helps to allow myself to say what I am thinking out loud, "Why are you doing this? Get out of this trance! STOP picking!" My goal is to make it through the rest of the day without picking. I will check in tomorrow.