Here's a test:

I'll keep a webcam recording myself during work for the next hour, now.

I will try to remind myself not to touch my face and will keep a tally sheet of how many times I successfully restrained myself, and often I caught myself touching it.

Then I'll review the video material and see how many times I've not even witnessed touching my own face during that hour.

[Just typing this post, I've already touched my own face 7 times]

Ok, this is pretty hilarious. I honestly tried and thought I'd be a lot better at it.

Restraining yourself from touching your own face is incredibly hard. Forcing myself not to gave me an incredible itchy feeling that drove me crazy and pretty much kept me from getting any real work done.

I haven't reviewed the video yet, but during that hour I've caught myself touching my own face 35 times, and only managed to prevent it 5 times.

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@fribbledom I once did a time-lapse of myself watching a film on my laptop (I was bored and had just installed a time lapse app on the phone).
I was amazed how often I scratched my eyebrow or picked my nose.

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