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Catcatcat1000 , 25 Jan 2018

My story...advices?

I apologize for possible errors because I do not speak English. At the age of 8 I began to tear off eyelashes and eyebrows (now I'm 18). while I do it I feel satisfied and then I hate myself so much because I feel very ugly. How can I stop? it happens to me especially the night before I sleep. I do not understand why I feel like it. I know that I like the feeling of the hair that is torn. But not necessarily in stressful situations but even if I'm calm. I can not stand this my habit and I would like to stop. I know that also depends on my willpower ... but please, do you have any advice to give me?

1 Answer
January 26, 2018
Maybe start wearing mittens when you go to bed. Anything to mix it up and progressively unlearn the behavior. Good luck!

Bedtime used to be the worst for me too as I used to lay in bed and pull out my hair. It takes many repetitive days if not months of "stop" messages to finally unlearn the pattern, so be patient and take it one day at a time and kept at it.

It wasn't necessarily "willpower" that overcomes this issue. It seems to be a slow and steady habitual unlearning as opposed to brute force that seems to help over time, at least in my case.

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