In this video, I catch a moment that would normally lead into a skin-picking session. Here we are looking at self-observation, in terms of feeling the urge coming, identifying it, finding the trigger, realizing the consequences if one were to follow the trigger into the urge.
This moment of prevention is so important, because it is a moment right before we are in the grips of the disorder, and thus a moment where we still have the power, and it is easier to stop.
This doesn’t mean we can’t stop mid-pick, or lessen the damage, but this approach is THE best method to preventing it from happening in the first place.
Notice how I choose an activity that will physically exert me? This is because I cannot deny the fact that there is a build-up inside of me. This build-up has to come out one way or another. If I don’t get it out in a constructive way, then it will sit inside me and fester, only to rear it’s ugly head later on in the day in an unsuspecting moment. At that point, it will probably be even stronger and more difficult to direct.
This application has saved me from so many unnecessary piking sessions, where I have done something else, something constructive, and actually created new areas of life and living.
Enjoy the video!