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Tell somebody to hold you accountable for your actions! I told my mom that I needed her help in order to get control over my skin picking. It was difficult and embarrassing to admit to her but I knew that I needed help. I told her that I was going to keep a calender in my room and at the end of each day I was going to put either a green checkmark if I didn't pick or a red X if I did pick. I told her I wanted her to check it and make sure I was staying on track. Now I haven't been picking for 3 days straight because I don't want to embarrass myself in front of her or let her down with a red X. If you do this you have to be honest! If you mess up, immediately give yourself an X, you can even write the time you did it and why "stressed after work" so if there are any recurring patterns you can become more aware of them later. You can certainly do this in a private calender as well, that's what I used to do, but it doesn't work as well as when you know someone else is there looking at your progress. Does anyone else find logging or journaling helpful? How about telling a friend or family member about your problem- Was it difficult? Why did you do it?