Anonymous asked: Yay:D by the way how do you stop cutting when you don't want to? I know it sounds stupid and I know I should stop but I don't want to if that makes sense? It's just you have managed to not do it for weeks at a time and that just seems impossible to me at the moment :/
i know how that feels hun, honestly i was like that not too long ago. well i have multiple different ways of coping, not all of them are great but they stop me from cutting.
but before you start on any of these you have to do something that is going to be very hard, trust me i know how hard this is but you have to get rid of your blades/knife/scissors whatever you use to cut, and i mean as far away as possible because putting it in your bedroom bin is no good cause come when the urges start i found that i just went hunting through my bin.
- take deep breaths in and out when feeling the urge to cut and try and clear your mind, i think about the beach and how i don’t want any scars to mean i can’t sunbathe
- going for a jog, not for long but long enough that when you get home you feel totally knackered and won’t have the effort to actually cut
-ringing a friend, talking about anything but not the cutting, that will only make you want to do it more
- don’t go on tumblr, i find it very triggering
i don’t know many more i just hit a point after being in hospital it just stopped working for me i couldn’t stand it anymore and had to stop, seeing my scars upset me to much to create new ones :L
sorry its not much help
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