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What Yo Do? - January 25th 2009, 07:18 PM

What do you do, when your world is crashing down around you? Cutting seems to be the way for me, but all its done is cause more problems for me. But i cant stop doing it! what am i supposed to do?
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Re: What Yo Do? - January 25th 2009, 07:27 PM

For me,I collect myself and refocus. I know that I am strong. Even if I don't believe it. If I get quiet,I just get quiet. I don't let myself think of anything sad or bad. If it comes into my mind, I immediately make it go away. If I start to get depressed,I put on some good music and just make myself happier. I don't let myself stay depressed. I try to find something that will make me happy. like watching one of my favorite movies. or reading a good book. or talking to friends. anything.

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Re: What Yo Do? - January 25th 2009, 08:10 PM

Whenever I feel the desire for pain, release, etc... rather than cut [or inflict any kind of harm], I write. I don't write anything creative, just a free flow of thoughts. It takes the negative energy away [and after I feel really tired]. Sometimes I'll save it to look at when I'm feeling better [and evaluate things with rationally], other times I'll delete [or, better yet, shred] it as soon as its been written. Often times the writing, the flow of words, makes zero sense..., but that's not important. It gets things out of my mind, kind of feels like it's becoming somebody elses [and more often than not, I actually am not aware of what I write as it's happening].

Maybe you could give that a shot, just try it. And take a look at the alternatives that have worked for others. And, feel free to PM me if you'd like to talk.

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Re: What Yo Do? - January 25th 2009, 08:15 PM

I think we've got a sticky with a tooooon of things you can try. What works best for me is drawing on myself with pens and markers. I can draw out whatever is pissing me off, or just draw lines. It looks and feels somewhat similar, but it doesn't break the skin or hurt me and it comes off in the shower. That, and scribbling.

Yes, I'm very visual.

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Re: What Yo Do? - January 25th 2009, 08:25 PM

I usually just blare my favorite songs (mine happen to be all by the band Switchfoot) that inspire me, and I absorb myself in helping other people online, or playing some kind of internet game. Writing or reading helps me to, or trying to figure out weird stuff on the computer, haha. & Yeah, you should check out the distractions sticky thread, it might help if you need a distraction right now. xx Stay strong.

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