Welcome to Season one of my self-care series: Physical Self Care. You may see "bloody fingers" and suck a quick breath in and want to look away, but I would like to raise awareness on this topic and the effects it can bring.
Here's a segment to the bloody fingie committee.
I've had bloody fingers for as long as I can remember. I was amazing at hiding them. It interfered with my work life, social life and self-esteem. I carried band aids with me in my purse everyday for when things got out of hand. It wasn't until recently that I've started addressing this situation and analyzing why it happens. Self harm? OCD? Anxiety? Can we even put a name on it?