2 ways I’m pulling less

Posted: June 14, 2017 in Recovery

I am noticing some regrowth in the areas where I most commonly pull, but of course it is not growing as quickly as I would like it to. I will be patient.

I have been pulling considerably less, and I attribute that to two things:

  1. I started working a second job in the evenings. I usually work 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at my day job and then go to the other from  6 to 10. It’s not too bad, I suppose, all I do is run a cash register for a few hours. I am not pulling during that time because my hands stay busy. But I feel guilty for not seeing my family as much, but then we need the money so I am not sure what to do there.
  2. I draw all the time now. Every chance I get, even if it is just lines and shapes. I crave a pencil in my hand and that feeling of the lead dragging across the textured paper, the ability to make lines darker or lighter.

When I am doing my drawing and sketching my hands are busy with that and my focus on the design distracts me from the urge to pull.  It’s been helpful.


I still pull, of course, while I am driving or in a stressful moment, but I am proud of myself for how much progress I’ve been able to make.


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