Re: Compulsive picking and bad habits
I do the same thing. In the summer, when it gets hotter out, I get little bumps/pimples on my arms, back, neck and upper chest. I pick at them constantly. Right now, I have 4 that have been there since August. I used to have a problem with cliping my nails really short, but overcame that! The problem now is, I pick more, since I have nails. It is a catch 32.
I don't know why I pick at myself all the time, its like I am constantly on a mission to fix something about me, and I end up destructing my body. It is definately OCD. I don't think I need to see a therapist or anything, my habits are not that drastic, plus, trying to find a therapist will just give me one more thing to obsess about.
At this point in my life, I am really just trying to simplify things, I find that the less I have to worry about, the less I pick at myself, and the more relaxed and content I am.