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Stop skin picking by reducing Anxiety – Use These 4 Tips To Help

Stop skin pickingIn order to stop skin picking we must fight the deeper problem of stress and anxiety. We live in an uncertain world, and many people suffer from some level of anxiety. These feelings can be the trigger for many to develop a skin picking disorder. While these stressful feelings can accelerate into a serious medical issue, there are some things you can do to prevent your worries from overwhelming you. The information in this article can help reduce your skin picking by first reducing stress and anxiety.

Stop skin picking and anxiety using the least amount of medications as possible

When dealing with medication, consider only using it for a short-term while augmenting with personal approaches to anxiety management. Spending months or years on medication can leave many people in a worse frame of mind. It also has many side effect that react differently to everyone’s body. Also a person worries about how they will spend the rest of their life dealing with the condition. Take medication as needed, but look for alternatives that will relieve the need.

Skin picking can be a repercussion of not letting go of the past. Thinking about the past will stress anyone out and involuntarily start to skin pick as a way to cope with the anxiety. Most of the time, anxiety is caused by people dwelling on bad experiences from the past. You must have the mindset that the past is the past; and focus on the present and times to come.

Stop skin picking and anxiety using these 4 simple tips

Tip# 1 Learn how to breathe properly

Learn to breathe deeply from your diaphragm, which is just below your stomach or navel. When you take deep, regular breaths from your diaphragm, you will increase your calming feelings and begin to relax. Focus on breathing from your midsection, near your belly button. The stomach should extend outwards on inhalation, and inwards on exhalation. if the breath is coming from the right area your belly will fill up like a balloon when you breathe in and then deflate when you breathe out. Try counting breaths once breathing is figured out. Use this same technique to reduce stress anxiety and meditate as well as envisioning what you want to happen such as, living a life free of skin picking. It really is that simple, all someone would need to remember is protocol means nothing, Intention means everything.

Tip# 2 Beware of what you do first thing in the morning and right before bed

Some people may find that watching the news on TV fills them with anxiety causing skin picking. Do the smart thing and turn off your TV. Consider limiting your exposure each day to the news and channel your thoughts elsewhere. Also when waking up, the first thing that should be done is quiet self reflection and/or meditation and really let go and allow yourself to just be in the present moment. Use the breathing technique above to get you started meditating daily. If someone is in the present moment and taking actions their is not time for skin picking. If they are also doing all this without desiring or needing to have anything, will soon find out that their intentions become reality. If a person doesn’t desire anything, only has intentions. They wont put Their mind into a state of chronic stress. It is also wise to not watch the news or other things that may get the blood boiling before bedtime, as it can increase anxiety and negativity. This may be a given but sleeping on a regular schedule and getting the right amount of sleep is very crucial in regulating your mood and overall health. Below is a link to explain a old trick of sleeping in 90 min increments so instead of sleeping 8 hrs you sleep 6 or 7-1/2 or 9 hrs, the reason for this is you don’t wake up in the middle of a REM cycle of sleep which can make you tired all day.

Click here for more information and short video explanation

Tip# 3 Find someone for support

Try your best to find a support system of friends and loved ones that can be there for you in the event that you may need to call on them. Many people who deal with anxiety, report that they would have a better time handling things, if they did not have to handle them alone. This helps tremendously to stop skin picking if you can find a friend that you feel comfortable talking with. First find what is the area that is needing to be fixed. Then tell the other person or friend what they can do to help truly get the picking to stop.


Tip# 4 Tell your anxiety what to do

Anxiety, like so many other things, is neither good or bad. The real problem is when anxiety begins to have other impacts on your life. If you feel as though your anxiety is reaching dangerous levels, then you know it is time to figure out your options. If anxiety is coming up and you start to feel it taking control start doing the breathing and regulating your breaths (very important) then in your mind calmly tell your anxiety to give you all it has, it will then not get any worse and then say in your mind I allow this feeling to leave, take some more deep breathes. After repeating these steps you will be able to get rid of panic attacks much quicker.

In order to stop skin picking Stress and anxiety must be properly taken care of. We all seek a life of happiness and peace, but sometimes the pressures of everyday life are too much. Use this information to help keep your worries in perspective and find the balance you seek as well as learning to stop skin picking.



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2 thoughts on “Stop Skin Picking

    • Hello Raheem,

      what kind of information are you looking for?

      First try to look deep inside yourself and ask some questions and be truthful to yourself.

      where do you typically pick?
      what is your mood?
      how do you sleep good or bad?
      how are your eating patterns (i.e do you eat late and go to sleep after or do you feel that you eat on a regular schedule)
      How is the quality of the foods you eat?
      do you have lots of stressful situations in your life?
      Do you meditate or have quiet self reflection?

      Asking these basic questions to yourself and being honest with your self you will find that these will lead you to the emotions or problems that cause your picking.

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