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Live a Happier Life - Free from Picking

Stop picking with online therapy program, based on CBT.

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August 09, 2017

I'm in!!!
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August 09, 2017

Today I had a hat on for most of the day but got stressed in the middle of the day and picked one scab. Will apply cream to my scabs tonight. Day 1 of challenge nearly over. How are you going?
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August 09, 2017

Forgot to mention I am seeing relatives in three weeks and my hair will need colouring before then so I'm giving myself just under 3 weeks for scabs to heal enough to go to the hairdresser. Tell me what is your goal to achieve and beat this horrible habit once and for all!
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August 10, 2017

I'm doing okay! I have been slipping back into picking a little because I feel like when me fave is clear I can "afford" to just pick a little at some little bump because I'm happy with my skin and I think one little pick won't hurt. But unfortunately that creates something that I can focus on and that little bump gets noticeable and then I want to pick at it more or at something else. Ahhhhhh I would say I have been doing pretty okay the past 3 days. Like no serious picking and lots of stopping myself but also lots of little picking or staring in the mirror temping myself to no end! My goal is not to pick from tonight through Friday night so I can wake up Saturday with no scabs and cuts because I am going on vaca with my husbands enyire family for a week! I want clear skin for that short term and long term to get to a place where I create new habits! Spain's s like the hat is a great barrier! Sometimes I wish I picked somewhere I could hide better!!!
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August 12, 2017

I'm doing the same habit when the scabs are covering my fingers just go straight there and need to do a small pick and that starts a chain reaction to pick all sores then they open up and bleed again I try the hat but when it comes off my fingers are free to pick again it's so hard to break I need to get the oil and creams on my scalp but not possible when working and I tend to pick when it's dry
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August 12, 2017

I'm doing the same habit when the scabs are covering my fingers just go straight there and need to do a small pick and that starts a chain reaction to pick all sores then they open up and bleed again I try the hat but when it comes off my fingers are free to pick again it's so hard to break I need to get the oil and creams on my scalp but not possible when working and I tend to pick when it's dry
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August 12, 2017

I was able to remotivate myself by reminding myself of the good areas that I actually was able to leave alone and that perfection isn't the goal...it's not creating new wounds! We also had house guests which I find can either help or hurt because sometime it makes me anxious and I feel like I kind of spaz when I am getting ready in the mirror and rushing (we only have one bathroom) and I have compulsively picked things before then I continue to panic because I messed up and now I have people in the house that will see. This time however, I think I had set myself up with a positive mindset and goal and it helped to have people here more as motivation! Today we are leaving on our vacation where we will be sharing a living space with the whole big family! My face is not perfect because I did have a small breakout on the side of my face that has fading little pink spots left....BUT I don't have any wounds or scabs or even swollen red spots from picking and I am calling that a success...not whether or not I have flawless skin. As pickers I think sometimes we need to evaluate the standards we are holding oursleves to and if that is feeding the cycle. It's okay to mess up and have healing spots. You have got to start somewhere!!!
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August 14, 2017

Thanks for your insight that's another way to look at the situation and feel positive about the small steps we make