The A-Z of skin picking😲👇🏼 A - ANXIETY that creates the urge for us to pick⏰
B - BUILT-UP thoughts and feelings we find difficult to express or channel through⏳
C - COMPULSIVE #skinpicking
makes us go back to it as a way of unwinding and de-stressing, a mechanism to COPE😖
D - DISAPPOINTMENT we feel after #compulsiveskinpicking
because theres lots of self inflicted wounds to try and heal
E - EMPATHIC. We absorb so much energy around us that we’re left drained and internalise the stress
F - #FLAWSOME
- Our scars and marks are reminders of our journeys and that we have to pay attention to how we feel💡
G - GUILT keeps us locked in the cycle of #dermatillomania
, feeling unworthy before others & struggle to put ourselves first😞
H - HOPE. Be hopeful that we can manage our skin-picking. Be aware of how we feel and pay attention ✍🏼 .
I - INTRUSIVE thoughts are very much part of our day to day, because #excoriationdisorder
is an #OCD
J - JOURNEY of self discovery. learning about what we need to do to help us feel better and more on I control of our compulsive behaviours.
K - KINDER. Let’s be kinder to ourselves and more patient.
L - LET GO of what ifs, would haves, could haves, THIS is the present and that’s what matters😌
M - MANAGING over fixing, avoiding or stopping
N - NEEDS, lets put our needs first.
O - OCD and the feeling of needing to control our surroundings. Skin-picking because we can control our appearance in compensation🔎
P - PRESSURES of daily life that keeps our urges high. The inner PERFECTIONIST holds us back from PROGRESS.
Q - QUIET our minds with #meditation
R - RED FLAGS aka skin-picking urges. Watch out for those and ask why 🚩
S - SELF-CARE with create our new SELF-PLACE so skin-picking doesn’t need to be it.
T - TALK to someone who will support you. A problem shared is a problem halved.
U - UNDERSTANDING we aren’t alone, we just need to speak up
V - VULNERABILITY comes with being honest with yourself. Choose it anyway😌
W - WORK on #selfacceptance
X - EXIT toxic environments and relationships that hold you down👋🏼 .
Y - YOU. The person who matters most💯
Z - ZONE out from skin-picking and into a life