I’m actually starting to work on this goal now. Thankfully, I have this site for some extra motivation. Over the past few days, I’ve just been trying to take a step in the right direction and stop picking whenever I catch myself doing it.
Here’s my issue: it’s not really a conscious action.. I have really bad ADD, so I take medication for it because I have a lot of schoolwork that I’d never get done otherwise. Unfortunately, a side effect of this medicine is an increase in anxiety, which (according to my psychiatrist) can include/lead to skin-picking. My antidepressant dosage was upped to help combat that side effect, but I still find myself picking whenever I’m on my ADD meds.
Here’s the good part: I didn’t take my ADD meds over most of Christmas break, so I have a bit of a head-start. And I’m going to try to really act on it this time!