Sometimes I end up covered in paint, either just as a side effect of doing art stuff or because I like covering myself in paint for shits and giggles. If I let the paint dry, I can get something sort of akin to the rush I get from picking by scratching all of the dried paint spots of my skin. It’s…
I used to do that, I love peeling dried glue off my hands haha. It’s a good way to get that similar sensation as picking- great idea!
Here are your Options:
1) listen to an awesome upbeat song- ska is perfect.
2) join the blue man group, and you too can announce to the world that you just “blue” yourself.
3) sneak some sexual innuendo into your speech.
4) get a banger in the mouth.
5) show your leather daddy side.
This was supposed to be a feel-better post but instead turned into a Tobias post. Same difference.
Dear whoever is reading this, I understand how rough things are right now. I just want to let you know that things will get better, I promise. Keep holding on just a little bit longer. I know you feel like nobody really cares. You're wrong, stop denying it. I care, otherwise I wouldn't be reblogging this. You're not alone, we may be miles away but we're all going through the same things. Please keep holding on.
derma-nightmare said: The second paragraph is exactly what I feel like. This is why I prefer winter to summer, darkness to daylight and evening to morning. My friends think I’m weird.
You are NOT weird. Some of us don’t like exposing our skin in plain sight. I’m glad to know that I’m not the only one. And if it helps us with our dermatillomania then that’s just an added bonus! Bring on the winter :D
I’m currently bundled up in a shit ton of clothing, my fleece robe, and a ton of blankets trying to get warm. I’ve barely touched my skin today. It’s much harder to get to when you have to expose your skin to the brisk air and get goosebumps.
I don’t want to change into my pajamas, I don’t want to shower, I don’t want to move. This is fucking great. I love winter.
Instead of looking in the mirror tonight and pointing out your flaws, look in the mirror and point out everything that is amazing about your life. It can be anything, e.g. The sun was shining today, anything at all that makes you happy. :)
Today I was worried my tights would itch and be painful, so I wore some coordinating cotton leggings underneath them. Both were brown but I’m sure any similar colors will work. Also, it’s getting cold so it was awesome! I was warm all day.
The leggings should be 100% cotton, maybe with a little stretch in them- that’s okay. Polyester is what really causes the discomfort. You can also try two pairs of tights if they don’t bother you too much.
Also, I haven’t touched my legs at all today. Success! Best of luck to everyone <3
gum chewing helps with urges to pick. the texture, flavor, mechanisms behind chewing gum help give your body something to do. Also, if you’re on a train you can always make silly faces and blow bubbles at a cute baby nearby. Try it, it’s fun.
A teacher in New York was teaching her class about bullying and gave them the following exercise to perform. She had the children take a piece of paper and told them to crumple it up, stamp on it and really mess it up but do not rip it. Then she had them unfold the paper, smooth it out and look at how scarred and dirty is was. She then told them to tell it they’re sorry. Now even though they said ...they were sorry and tried to fix the paper, she pointed out all the scars they left behind. And that those scars will never go away no matter how hard they tried to fix it. That is what happens when a child bully’s another child, they may say they’re sorry but the scars are there forever. The looks on the faces of the children in the classroom told her the message hit home. Pass it on
Where are you when you pick? I have the same problem, I’m usually in the bathroom. A huge key to stopping yourself is awareness and willpower. I sometimes set a timer on my iPod that leaves me enough time to get ready for bed- it keeps me on hyper alert.
If I catch myself picking I’ll often think to myself, “STOP IT. STOP IT. STOP IT.” some saying that snaps you back to reality.
Stuff like this helps, but honestly, it’s up to you to put your hands down- it’s your decision to listen to that voice telling you to stop. It’s hard… I have the most difficult time doing this! But stay strong, and good luck <3
Saw a second dermatologist today. Things are looking good. The doctor was asking me lots of questions about my leg hair, and was polite and respectful. We’re going to run it by insurance to see how things go, and I’ll hear back in a few weeks. Hopefully things work out! I just hope I don’t have to miss work anymore because of this!
got my parking violation removed because i did pay for it after all, i just paid for the wrong spot- wasn’t paying attention whoops. got lucky. had a great night with friends. didn’t pick much. fuck yeaaah
this may be tough if you’re an aspie like me but limiting your alone time will drastically reduce the amount you pick. just be social! practice socializing with your family and friends. if you get tired make it a restful type of lazy and not a mentally-active type of lazy. relax your brain. if i’m mentally alert when resting then all hell breaks loose, so don’t do that, lol
i’m also becoming a better friend because of my extra effort to socialize. i feel like i have no obligations besides my set-in-stone work day, as school work sucked up all my free time so i never had the energy to socialize. but i like this. i like being a college graduate. work at work, relax when out of work. the clear divide is really nice.
and just remember, sleep rejuvenates everything. if you have to have some alone time before bed then that’s okay, just try to be productive with it. i’m not being productive right now. hah