Do the challenge with me pls!


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
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August 19, 2017

Not doing well at all the urge is way too strong and I love the feeling when my scalp feels dry with the scabs that I can pick I need to be more proactive keep thinking there is still more time before I need a hair colour and the scabs need to look healthy not infected
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August 25, 2017

Well I haven't posted for over a week and my deadline to have healing or partial healing scabs is exactly 3 weeks from today PLAN: HAT At home all times to stop scalp pick Hair is up for work use stress squeeze ball for my hands to squeeze when I want to pick It sounds so simple but soo hard to do just follow the above for 3 weeks and I can go and get my hair coloured which has been months and months
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August 26, 2017

FirstI 24 hrs good, now have scab bumps through my scalp have not picked them except one at the front near my temple . Had my hat on all day and it worked
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August 29, 2017

Couldn't leave those healing scalp bumps alone they are now all picked its so hard to stop the cycle I have all the plans in place but can't stop it
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August 29, 2017

:( Do you use hydrocolloid bandaids? Im doing fairly well in allowing my picked face to heal up lately (with the help of the hydrocolloid bandaids)...but oh boy did I slip into a deep depression. I sleep most of the day and its like I dont even want to be conscious anymore because my whole existence revolves around my skin and its overall progress. I think that if I dont pick at any pores or pimples I might go insane. I have to try it out and ive been doing my best but then I slip up. Ill get a couple of huge whiteheads that are just begging to be picked. I mean how the heck do I just leave them alone? I think ill go insane if I restrain myself. The goal is to test this theory out. :/
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August 31, 2017

I'm not sure how the bandaids would work as the hair on my scalp would stick to them and it might look silly having them all over the scalp but thanks for the suggestion maybe I could try in the privacy of my home.