So this happened a few days ago and got me thinking: Someone told me some bullshit that shattered my self steem. I used to cut myself and stopped five or six years ago, but it still comes to mind when I feel like shit, like after that guy told me that things. I tried to calm down and went to take a shower, but then I had an idea: instead of shaving my legs like I would normally do I waxed. I decided to do it because of the pain, to try and cheat myself into thinking it wasnt really self harm. It hurt like a bastard. It helped with the emotional pain just like cutting used to.
Like I said, that was a few days ago, since then Ive been noticing the things women do that are really painful, and it makes more sence now. So yeah, I think Im gonna get a pair of heels to use the next time I feel like shit because it hurts too, but in a way that society is okay with.
Hi maddig, I just wanted to say that what you are doing may lead you to self harm or cut again. In a similar way to someone who is addicted to something you are forming a bond between a feeling and an action, some people eat ice cream when they are sad or angry and form a relationship between food and an emotion; in the same way you are trying to hurt yourself because you feel the emotional pain you are going through. This ultimately will lead you to cause yourself progressively more harm because you will build a relationship between the pain and emotion and will need you to harm more to get the same effect. So please try to find another outlet for your emotions, try speaking to your friends or making a YouTube video vlogging your feelings, you don't have to tell anyone your YouTube name just keep it for yourself. X hope you feel better soon.
Age only brings more problems, enjoy being young while you can.
I do the same thing, but to distract myself, Iv been trying to stop. I agree with the other person. It might lead to self harm... it's really not heathy and is a form of self harm really. Please try to stop. Find something else to distract yourself.