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self harm is the only thing to calm my anxiety and let me sleep? - August 17th 2012, 09:39 AM

im trying to stop self harming entirely. thing is, its the only thing that calms me down with my anxiety and makes me numbed enough to sleep. are there any good alternatives? ive tried hitting my pillows/bed and it helps a lot but i end up hurting my neck and can barely move the next day and its awful.

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Re: self harm is the only thing to calm my anxiety and let me sleep? - August 18th 2012, 02:09 AM

Make yourself tired.
Exercise, go for a long walk or a run.. Do things during the day that not only distract you from the urge to SH, but also physically exhaust you. It always helps me. Even in the middle of the night.. if I wake up and can't get back to sleep for those reasons, I get up and do things that make me absolutely tired.


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Re: self harm is the only thing to calm my anxiety and let me sleep? - August 18th 2012, 11:26 PM

Read a book for 20 minutes or so and you'll become sleepy. You can also masturbate to fall asleep more quickly, but I don't really know your views on masturbating.
   
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