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Rachel Holderman of Bartlett is a self-admitted selfieholic. MASH PHOTO ILLUSTRATION

By Rachel Holderman
Bartlett

My name is Rachel Holderman and I’m a selfie addict—but I want to change. With my webcam, phone, iPod and all the apps for photo editing at my disposal, this addiction seems unavoidable.

Also, I have to escape the variety of ways to take a selfie: the “show half your face” picture; the “goofy face,” which can range from “derp face” to “duck face;” the “I want to share my thoughts so I’ll add a selfie” pic; or the “my face/hair/makeup/outfit looks great” shot. Really, the list goes on and on.

Addicted like me? Here’s a plan for overcoming the addiction. First, admit the problem. Decide if you need or want to change. If you do, limit or eliminate camera or photo editing apps from your life. Next, change your thoughts. When you walk past a mirror, instead of thinking, “I look great. Must take selfies,” think, “I look great. Must move on with life.” If you can’t quit cold turkey, set a limit for how many you can take in a day or a week and gradually decrease the number. Have an effective punishment for yourself if you cheat.

>> Now, it’s time for me to do my part in stopping the epidemic of taking excessive selfies: I must quit. Will you? Leave a comment below to let me know if you’re going to try to quit.

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