Just remember that you’re really lucky. We often forget the things we have in light of the few things we don’t. Be happy, life is to be cherished.
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.
See? Things work out.
Don’t forget it, it does so much for you. <3
Today is going to be a fantastic day, I can feel it. So get out there and kick the world’s ass.
Also happy halloween beautiful people :) I hope you have some fantastic costumes planned!
I WILL stop picking at my skin. I WILL stop making my nails and my hands sore and red. I WILL stop scratching and making marks. I WILL stop this.
Listen up, Dermatillomania.
I don’t know why you make me do this. I don’t want to do this. I don’t want to go around with marks on my skin for the rest of my life.
Now listen up. I WILL stop this. I WILL.
It’s like a break from real life. if I can’t move, there’s very little stress, and I don’t pick. It’s weird.
Now all I need to do is learn how to better manage my stress in the real world.
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.
never change for ANYONE, just wait until someone comes along and accepts you for who you are!
have a wonderful day; it is yours.
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.
this is a month early… therefore at this rate WE’LL MOST LIKELY HAVE A MASSIVE SNOWSTORM SOMETIME IN NOVEMBER.
i love erratic weather, haha
this is what happens when you bully anyone, not just a ‘child’. But the point is still excellent.
That is now my only trigger.
Any suggestions? I need help.
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
goodnight beautiful people <3
Bit my nails quite a bit but IT’S OKAY.
Distract yourself, spend time with friends, think about the positives, take care of your body, whatever it takes to be strong and loving to yourself, do it. <3
And if you’re ever in doubt, I’m here for you.