Discussion in 'Self Harm & Substance Abuse' started by Sparrow91, Jun 5, 2014.
I fucked up 7months of being sh free.
I am sorry that you felt so bad and slid back into self harm - the important thing now is to not beat yourself up about it and not let it be a reason to continue. Seven months of no self harm is an achievement... don't lessen it by letting this one slip become a pattern.
That's the problem , its a pattern and i always have a hard time getting out especially when im so stressed out. I feel so bad after I do it but the bad feelings don't really stop me...In a way its worth it at the moment... when the stress goes down then thats usually when the shame comes.... like you said its a pattern :/
Perhaps a question to ask yourself when the pattern threatens to repeat: "What is it that I'm hoping to gain by doing this thing that is going to shame me afterwards?" Tension and stress relief may be the answer - then say it is possible to get the same relief without hurting yourself - can you take up jogging or running - or going on really long walks - all of which can be painful, but at the same time they are helping in a positive way to make you healthy.
Once some new pathways have been laid down in your brain to channel this energy more constructively, the pattern is going to be broken for you, and you will feel really great about yourself when you know that it's out of your life