I started again

Discussion in 'Self Harm & Substance Abuse' started by Lone_Wolf, Feb 3, 2011.

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  1. Lone_Wolf

    Lone_Wolf Well-Known Member

    I just began again: I feel as if I was at a crossroads and I took the dark path but this time I don't think I can turn back. I feel ashamed but at the same time I don't care about me. It's addicting; I don't know how to stop even if I wanted to. This ruins my sports and further isolates me again. =/
  2. total eclipse

    total eclipse SF Friend Staff Alumni

    I hope you can stop okay you don't need to harm yourself you need to do something kind for yourself when ever you feel the need to self harm do the opposite okay do something kind
  3. Lone_Wolf

    Lone_Wolf Well-Known Member

    Easier said than done. :(
  4. Cute_Angel_Xx

    Cute_Angel_Xx Account Closed

    Why not find some distraction instead, to keep your mind at ease and busy :hug:

    The A-Z of distractions
    Often the best thing is to find out what has worked for other people who understand where you're coming from. TheSite.org asked young people from young people's mental health service, 42nd Street in Manchester, to come up with some of the alternatives that help them.
    Alternative therapies: massage, reiki, meditation, acupuncture, aromatherapy.
    Bake or cook something tasty.
    Clean (and won't your folks/housemates be pleased!).
    Craftwork: make things, draw or paint.
    Dance your socks off.
    Eat sweets or chocolate for an instant sugar rush (but be careful of the dip in your mood once it's over).
    Exercise for a release of endorphins and that feel-good factor.
    Forward planning - concentrate on something in the future, like a holiday.
    Go for a walk (preferably further than the local pub).
    Go online and look at websites that offer you advice and information.
    Hang out with friends and family.
    Have a bubble bath with lots of bath bombs fizzing around you.
    Have a good cry.
    Hug a soft toy.
    Invite a friend round.
    Join a gym or a club.
    Knit (it's not just for old people you know).
    Listen to music.
    Music: singing, playing instruments, listening to (basically making as much noise as you can).
    Open up to a friend or family member about how you are feeling.
    Pop bubble wrap.
    Phone a helpline or a friend.
    Play computer games.
    Play with a stress ball or make one yourself.
    Read a book.
    Rip up a phone directory (does anyone actually use them these days?).
    Scream into an empty room.
    Shop 'til you drop.
    Smoke - smokers find that having a fag can help.
    Spend time with babies (when they're in a good mood).
    Tell or listen to jokes.
    Use the internet.
    Visit a zoo or a farm (animals do the best things).
    Volunteer for an organisation (will make you feel all warm inside).
    Watch TV or films - particularly comedies.
    Write: diary, poems, a book.
    Write negative feelings on paper, then rip them up.
    Yoga: meditation, deep breathing - this might help you relax and control your urges.
    Zzz - get a good night's sleep.

    Take care :cheekkiss: x
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