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Nervous habit. - January 3rd 2011, 03:53 AM

So lately, my mother has been on my arse about this. I have a bad habit of peeling the skin off of my feet. When I get nervous or anything, and a lot of the time I don't even realise that I'm doing it.

My mother, being a nurse and worry freak, keeps pushing that I'll get gangrene and end up without feet at all. Anyway, you can imagine that it's starting to poke at my mind whenever I realise that I'm doing it. I've been attempting to keep socks on all the time, though that's really feasible for me considering I never wear socks. (or shoes for that matter, only when I absolutely have to.)

I suppose I'm just looking for ways to avoid it or things to do when I realise I'm beginning to do it. 'Cause, you know, I do kind of need my feet.


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Re: Nervous habit. - January 3rd 2011, 05:13 AM

Find something else to do with your hands, to keep them busy, that way you can;t pick at your feet. Maybe play a hand hekd electronic game, or play with beads or something like that or with playdough. Yay! All these fun things you can do. Just use your imagination kid.


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Re: Nervous habit. - January 3rd 2011, 07:17 PM

Hi there I dont think you can get gang green from picking the dead skin of your feet. If you could they would'n b sellin tose pegg egg things that remove dead skin of your feet

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Re: Nervous habit. - January 3rd 2011, 07:49 PM

^ It's not technically dead skin. I don't want to get triggery, so I'll leave it at that.

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Re: Nervous habit. - January 3rd 2011, 10:27 PM

Ohh sorry but doent it really hrt when you "accidently" pulling off the good skin? Ouch!


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Re: Nervous habit. - January 3rd 2011, 11:05 PM

I don't accidentally do it. I'm consciously aware that I'm doing it, but I do it out of habit more than anything now.


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Re: Nervous habit. - January 3rd 2011, 11:28 PM

I do that actually peeling the sking in my toes, I also tend to cut real short my toe nail and nails in general, it's just that when I've got nothing to do, my mind drift to it and I start doing it. I think maybe you could tray to maintain as busy as posible so you don't remeber to.




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