The other day I did a post about Self Mutilation. I wanted to add a few things today in Part 2.
Some of the things that were triggers for me were the following:
1. Feeling alone
2. Feeling isolated
3. Feeling unworthy
4. Feeling like everyone hated me
5. Feeling not good enough
6. Feeling not pretty
7. Having people be mean say negative things about me and me believing them
I found the best thing to do is to find something to occupy your mind or and replace the bad activity with a good activity instead.
I love to read. I found reading was an escape from reality for a while. In the books I read I was the main character. I could go to China and Texas in the same day. I could be anyone or do anything I wanted to.
I also found going on a walk was a big help to me. I love nature and seeing all of the trees and flowers. I love walking in the park. I sometimes take my dog with me. Watching her enjoy nature is soothing.
I am not a big fan of working out. (GASP) I know the benefits are great though. When I do work out, it helps me to release stress and negativity. Exercise gives you endorphins which make you happy. It sounds cliché but it is true. During my work out’s I’m usually yelling at the DVD and calling the instructor a devil woman but afterwards I am happy.
The key is to know what triggers the self mutilation and to know what activity to replace the self mutilation with.
Remember you are beautiful! You are unique! You are fearfully and wonderfully made!
Psalm 139:14 “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.”