I haven't been through anything like this but I think I have a theory that may work. People cut themselves because of emotional pain or the endorphin release. Exercising releases a lot of endorphins, especially cardio activities like swimming or running or cycling. First quit cold turkey and then implement these activities in.
Hope it helps,
I have personal experience with this problem. My first suggestion would be to try and stop. You can go paint or draw something, take a long shower or bath, sing, dance, call a friend, do something to get your mind off of harming yourself. My second suggestions, if these don't work, is to squeeze an ice cube in your hand until it melts. I used to do this and it would help. Only use 1-3 ice cubes if you are going to do this. I believe that you can over come this. I did it, so I know you can, too. Stay strong:) -Kari
as a self-harmer myself i found something that has kept me clean for 3 months. whenever you feel the need to self-harm, take a rubber band and pop it on ur wrist,thighs or where ever you would usually cut...its helped me a lot, i hope it helps you....dont forget that you're beautiful, inside and out, and dont let anyone bring you down. you're stronger than you think you are. i know its hard, my best friend just tried to commit suicide and she just got out of the hospital. but anyways, i apologize for my ADD. but i hope u take my advice and if u ever need to talk kik me; lost_in_depression__
I know a very goog method, it's called:
I know it's gonna be hard not to anymore, but it's bet to think about recovering, you'll relapse a couple of times, but you can do it, i believe in you <3
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Always remember that you deserve the same chance at pursing your happiness as anyone else. Never allow anyone or anything to stifle your will to live happily. Most importantly, never forget that you matter and you are not alone.
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Quitting can be a very hard thing to do. But I'd say separate yourself from whatever you do/can use to cut so it isn't there to turn to. Secondly try to find a healthier outlet, such as a sport, activity, art, TV show, anything that will keep your mind off of reverting to self-harm. Just try to think positively as often as you can, and if the need to self-harm comes around definitely contact someone and talk through it. Feel free to message me anytime. Best of Luck!
I have the same problem but have somehow avoided doing it for a couple of months. I find that getting into a TV (That hasn't got a dark storyline) helps to get my mind off it. It also helps to throw out what ever you use to cut yourself so if you are tempted it takes a lot more effort (and more time to cool down)
the way I think of it is that every time I hurt myself and make another scar, that's one more thing I have to hide, one more thing that will haunt me even when I get passed it all and one time I will have to relive that pain every time someone asks me "how I got that scar"...
good luck x
Why not channel your rage against yourself into something more constructive? The next time you feel like punishing your body, instead of cutting yourself do a set of pushups. This pain can replace cutting and it wont harm your body. Exercise will improve how you feel about yourself. Good Luck
Hi sweetie! One of the most helpful things I find to do is out an elastic band around your wrist like a bracelet. Each time you get upset and want to self harm you pull and the elastic and it snaps back at your wrist. This helps to stop the temptations and helps cope with the problem. Hope this helps!