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We had a huge thread of a few years of "today I wanted to self harm but instead I did this" so people could get a list of safe ideas to help manage self harm urges. for

instead I did some crochet, texted with a friend, did laundry, took a bath, had dinner I wish I could say these things helped.  It feels like I'm just delaying the inevitable.  But I tell myself

sat with the fucking urge. i hate this shit. but i know it'll pass.

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I called my boyfriend and spent the night at his house, where I would be under supervision the whole time. 

I watched a movie and that helped distract me.

I wrote in my journal.

Listened to sad songs and cried.

Went for a walk.

Exercised.

Took a long shower/bath.

These seem to work for me. Not always, but most of the time. Although I know that they're just distractions and not solutions.

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Just wanted to say that I appreciate every one sharing their stories on this panel and I am sorry for whatever reason you are cutting. Continue to distract yourself with things you can do like painting, writing a book, traveling!, speaking with a friend you haven't seen in a long time, go to church...anything but cutting. God Bless you guys.

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FINALLY folded and put all my laundry away so I'm not getting dressed out of the clothes basket for the first time in about a month.

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I haven't self harmed for about ten years but it still sometimes crosses my mind to do it when I'm low and full of self loathing. I don't have any answers which will help people stop doing it - I stopped because it escalates, and I was afraid of needing to go to hospital and being found out. I know the pain takes your mind off whatever you're mentally torturing yourself with, and for me it was also a way to take out my hatred of myself in a real way. There are better ways to distract yourself from crappy thoughts. Cute animal pics and videos help. The world is awful and people are all trash and I'm a piece of... awww! Look at those little kittens!

Often works for me anyway.

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I read an interesting thing, it was about disordered eating but it really connected with me in terms of cutting. They said to have strategies for earlier in the day too. They said to try to notice when you are feeling particularly shit, when it's the type of day where it might get so bad you might want to self-harm later, and do something then to make yourself feel better, rather than waiting till later. A kind of early-intervention

I learned something similar with anger management but it didn't occur to me to apply it to cutting. Feeling hopeful it might work

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Excellent point. Early intervention is a viable concept for lots of things; why not for self harm, too?

I made a massive pot of chili, enough to share with one of my coworkers who is having a rough time. I also got box mix for corn muffins that just required adding an egg and some milk, so there will also be corn muffins.

I also went to the pharmacy *finally* and picked up a bunch of meds I have been out of for a while.

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