Posted: November 10, 2016 in Musings

It seems that I have been doing everything I possibly can to stop pulling. I am taking medication, exercising, meditating (though I should do this more often), trying to keep my hands busy by drawing, finding fidget toys, etc. and yet I still can’t stop. Is it possible that I can’t stop? Should I keep trying or should I try to accept it and live with it? When is it time to throw in the towel, so to speak?

  1. I haven’t kept up with WordPress in awhile, but I came back and read your several most recent posts today.

    I do better when I’m too busy to pull. I’m working 65 hours per week at two jobs where I’m constantly occupied and on my feet. I’d work 80 hours per week if I had to. I have a feeling that trichsters are people God intended to be unbelievably productive. We actually are healthier and saner when we work double the “healthy” amount. We’re actually superheroes without a mission, and that’s why we pull out our hair.

    Work a lot, sleep whenever you can, and keep a neat house the rest of the time, so that you have a pleasant place to come home to at the end of every long day. Keep yourself occupied until your body is free from the habitual pulling. Free time will be pulling time unless your free time is non-existent. Then, add structured free time back in, a little at a time.


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