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I pick my face all the time. I am bothered at school by other kids, I am embarassed when people stare and ask what's wrong with my face. But today my face is starting to heal, and I'm in a postitve mood, so I feel like brainstorming a plan to stop picking, even if it is temporary. I have had many relapses, and when I am almost better I feel great! But when I start picking again, I become angry at myself and pick more. Maybe if I give myself a strict plan to follow, I won't pick anymore and keep myself in check. My ideas to stop are based on my specific case, like when and where I pick, so it probably will differ for you. But if some of these ideas could help you, please use them! :) So here are my ideas: (1) Keep my hands busy. Start knitting or sewing, or anything to keep my hands preoccupied. (2) Avoid staying in front of the mirror for too long (thats where I pick the most) (3) Get a stress ball (see idea 1) (4) Keep a record of my picking (journal/pictures/both) (5) Use acne medicine (i tend to pick pimples and scabs) If anyone else has more ideas, please contribute!!