I too have this horible addiction but I find alternatives to cutting. Keep your mind off whats hurting you. Listen to really good music, preferably something relatable to your feelings, consult with someone about this and or write it down, draw, play an instrument, pop a rubber band on your wrist (the pains not the same but at least it doesn't make a scar). Find your escape in life and it'll help you cope and eventually stop your self destructive ways.(:
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I was addicted to this to but I stopped the way I stopped was getting out and doing activities and if someone brings you down and u want to cut turn your fave song on and listen then maybe u will feel better
You may be a boy draw a butterfly where you cut and when you get the urge to cut think of the butterfly if u cut you kill the butterfly do not forget about your wings do not kill the butterfly do not wash it away leave it there till it fades it will help you stop cutting it helped me
ok well i use to cut, (actually about a week ago) but i was exactly where u are, and sometimes talking to someone is helpful but then it can also not be helpful but wen u feel the urge to cut u can take red paint or a red pen and mark or draw where u would usually cut, another thing is draw or paint on a peace of paper and something tht made MY cutting worse was thinking of the reasons i was cutting lik wen i would be laying in bed and i would think "why AM i cutting!?!?" then i remember and it makes it worse soemthing else u can do is get rubber bands and wen u feel the urge to cut u snap the bands on ur wrist, bow this will sting so it will sorta feel lik ur cutting BUT ur not so theres not rly any harm done unless u do tht to much. i guess i kno wht ur going through so please sty strong and try not to cut i hope u dont again :) i believe in u!! if u wna talk any time please jus go to my wall and comment on a question of mine and we can talk on there :) good luck
First of all, I ain't got not hate. I used to cut too, so yeah. First of all, you have to acknowledge that you're not only hurting yourself, but you're hurting many other people too. Your family, friends, God... Then, you just have to throw out what you cut with or keep it out of your reach. If there's a certain time when you cut, then put it away or just throw it away during that time.
Listen to music, google the butterfly project, write quotes where you cut, be with friedns, get a good support group so you dont feel alone, know you're not the only one going through this. Once you get addicted, its horrible, trust me i know. Stop now before its too late. :'(