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12 Steps to Better Mental Health?

Remember how I said I am a make-up addict? Well, I’ve been pondering over it, because if you saw my inventory, you would take pause too. This last resurgence was fueled partly by the deluge of make up information on the web. I started watching make-up videos and their reviews, I read the blogs that reviewed make up, every other TV commercial seems to be for an item I probably have a version of in my possession. Yet I was a gullible sheep just being led by all the crap that I indulged in. So I was thinking maybe there should be a 12 step program for girls who want to come clean/natural, or maybe the gals who it’s become a little ridiculous in the make up department and want to take back their lives. I borrowed the original 12 step program, and tweaked it. There’s a lot of mention of God, I was thinking maybe it’s not that sort of addiction, it’s more of a me and my credit card sort of thing.

  1. We admitted we were powerless when we allow ourselves to be manipulated by cosmetics company—that our shopping had become unmanageable.
  2. Came to believe that a Power greater than our shopping desires could restore us to sanity and alleviate our debt.
  3. Made a decision to put our credit cards back in our wallets and walk away from the lady with 20 lbs of make up caked on.
  4. Made a searching and fearless shopping inventory of our make up stash.
  5. Admitted to ourselves and to our friends that our make up stash has grown to a point that we will never in our lifetime be able to actually use all those products.
  6. Were entirely ready to walk away from that wish list of new products.
  7. Humbly through out that list of products, delete the make up blog bookmarks, and unfollow all those youtube “Make-up Gurus” (and the label gurus for these people is weird to me too, but that’s how they like to call themselves)
  8. Made a list of all the make up we probably won’t need or needs to be thrown away.
  9. Made direct amends to ourselves, by either giving them away, throwing them away or selling them to some other afflicted make up junkie on e-bay.
  10. Continued to go through our stash, because you know it will take more than one go to really part with some of that junk.
  11. Seek some other sort of hobby, something maybe more productive.
  12. Create a small group of products that you will use, use those products up, and only purchase when you have finished the old product.

Now this isn’t meant to make light of anyone with an addiction problem, but really I’ve come to the point where I need to slap myself and say knock it off already girl. So this is sort of my plan. I think I may not sell on ebay, but I think I will cut down on stuff and stop torturing myself with all these Internet cosmetics overloads. I wonder if anyone feels the same way.