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About to slip. - December 8th 2011, 05:27 AM

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I've been sh free for about two months now, everything that I was dealing with personally has settled down. However, my stepsister just left for rehab yesterday and the whole family's upset. I feel like a bitch, but I don't really care that she's gone. This is her 8th rehab in three years, she ods pretty much every other week (She's addicted to pain pills and alchohol). But with her gone my stepmom has targeted me for everything that goes wrong in the house. I go to school and work full time and am just saving as much as possible so I can move out in July when I graduate beauty school. But tonight I just feel so anxious and hopeless. I feel like I'm never going to get away from her or the rest of the chaos that exists in my daily life. I just want to be out now. I know that there are more productive ways to cope right now, but I don't really care at this point. I'm craving the instant release that I get from cutting.


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Re: About to slip. - December 8th 2011, 09:44 AM

Hi There,

I'm sorry that you are having such a hard time coping with everything right now. Its understandable why you are having such a hard time right now but you have to ask yourself.

Have you tried using some coping skills? I have coping skills that I think might help you.

I hope you are able to get through this situation without cutting.


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Mindfulness

Mindfulness is:

simply the state of being attentive to and aware of what is taking place in
the present moment,
putting your mind to what you are doing, but not reacting to it.
a kind of meditation in daily life.
a way of celebrating in small ways the passage through the day.

Why is it important?

Mindfulness is now linked to many well-being outcomes. It is important in
stopping automatic thoughts, habits and unhealthy behaviors, and gaining
new energy and a sense of joyful well being.

How do I do it?

Like every other skill, you practice! Here is an easy exercise, called "The raisin
exercise," to practice:
Hold one raisin in the palm of your hand. Look carefully at it feel and smell it.
Then put it in your mouth and pay attention to the taste and texture of it.
Keep your mind on how it feels in your mouth as you chew it. Then, swallow it
still paying close attention to how that feels.
You may notice that by paying attention, you become more awake and aware.
When we are mindful of the present, we discover relaxation, calmness, energy
and insight into ourselves.
Try paying close attention to some of the usual things you tend to do
automatically like drinking a cup of tea or coffee, or watching how the
sun filters through a window, or how clothes smell fresh from the dryer
Each moment can be an opportunity to practice mindfulness.
   
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Re: About to slip. - December 8th 2011, 10:16 PM

Hey there, it sounds like you’re going through a very hard time right now and it makes complete sense that you would have the urge to go back to an old habit.
However, like the previous poster said, have you tried other coping methods?
Cutting does offer that instant gratification, but it can leave scars, physically and mentally, that you’ll carry with you for years. Would it be possible for you to go for a run? Or do you have a pet that you can cuddle up with? Even talking with someone online for awhile about something completely different or venting about your current situation can help.
Please PM me if you ever feel like it, I’m 2 years recovered and would love to help you come up with some new coping methods if you’re interested =)
   
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