I use a stress ball in the car because it is one of my favorite places to pick. Nothing to do at the red light in traffic. Now when I start "scanning", I get my stress ball out of my purse. At first I felt ridiculous that people would see me using the ball, but I decided that since I am the one who has to live with the scars, I should be less concerned with what others think. Anyhow, the other day, I was in the car and started picking and my little girl says from the backseat, "Mommm, stop picking! You need to use your ball right now!!". Just goes to show you that we can all encourage each other...Replacement behaviors have been helpful for me. A million little urges a day can be fought successfully IF I can develop a repetoire of strategies I can rely on. That's where you guys come in, please reply with all the replacement behaviors you are using, so I can add them to my arsenal.
Thanks for the support!!