I'm falling back into my habit of cutting and I don't know how to get out of it. I'm trying really hard not to, but it's getting progressively more and more difficult. I don't know what to do. I meet with my therapist tomorrow, but I don't know if I can wait till then. I'm so tired of this cycle.
Try and distract yourself with shows and friends, crafts or whatever works for you.
Use the tricks like ice, drawing on your skin, scribble in a notebook.
I'm here to talk
Try itching yourself on the leg or arm a lot. Something that might help in the meantime
separate yourself from the sharp things, throw them away, try talking to a friend or staying on call with someone close.
You used the word habit, so your goal is to shift the habit to something else. It will take time to be completely away from the compulsion, but you can do it through baby steps. Try finding any kind of substitute to side step the habit. Then when you feel the habit coming on you go for the substitute instead. Over time, if you stick to it, the urges will go down and shift and the habit will be gone.
It's hard, but be patient with yourself and recognize your progress. It feels like small steps and shifts, but one day you will look back and see how far you've come.
This didn't always used to help me but has the past year or two is when im in a Manic state and about to cut I'll hit the tops of my leg or pinch my arm. ( Sounds like very poor advice but it's saved me from cutting severally and even as hard as I can has only left a tiny bruise.) In comparison this is a big difference. And now that I've gotten trained to do that instead I've done it less and less. I really hope something helps you I wish you the best <3
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