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Old June 23rd, 2008, 11:20 AM   #5
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Default Re: Compulsive Skin Picking

Originally Posted by IAMSAM View Post
Golly, you guys need to find a constructive hobby or something!

First, for something to be a 'complusion', it has to be some behavior you have no control over. It is almost automatic, there's a driven quality to it. And, the person cannot comsciosuly stop doing it, they cannot control it, it controls them.

What you all have are very bad habits, you've gotten used to doing something for whatever reason, and you continue to do it. It seems 'automatic', but that's b/c you just do it without thinking.

But you CAN stop it, perhaps by thinking about it and being more aware of it. habits, no matter how long you've had them or how strong they are, can be controlled. You just have to be aware of them, and then exercise a bit of self restraint.

Notice how I said in mine long ago. My new constructive hobby is photography and baking bagels

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