I am pretty new to this site, but I've been inspired lately by everyone else's struggle. No matter how alone I feel, I know I'm not. I have picked for about 4 years now, and in the past year it has been severe. Not until recently has it come to my attention that it is an actual disorder which is also the root of my depression on occasion. I feel as though picking has taken over my face, my life and who I am. I don't want to get out of bed some mornings, I don't want to put on makeup and it gets in the way of my relationships. I have been with my boyfriend for about 5 years, and he knows nothing. I try to explain it and he says "just stop", but it doesn't work like that. I literally CANT. I recently have been working so hard to stop, and I have gone a good week where my face actually looked good and scars faded. Then one night I found myself in front of the mirror 3 hours later with a worse face than I've ever had. I don't even know what I'm doing sometimes and it's time to stop. Today, I have so many open wounds I can't even look in the mirror. So the 30 day challenge starts tomorrow. I would love any support or encouragement you guys have through this. Please stay tuned and if I can do this, any of you can. You just need to start
Here's the rules:
-No touching my face
-NO picking whatsoever
-no looking in the mirror unless doing hair, washing face or doing makeup.
-BE STRONG & PRAY THROUGH IT ALL
Please stay tuned and give any feedback or tell me about your stories. XoXo