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Self-harm alternatives blog

Self-harm alternatives blog post by Kirsty green for just me mental health

I have had my issues with self-harm in the past so I know how hard it is to not relapse and go back to old

ways and let's be honest its not the best way deal with things.

So I have come up with some alternatives to self-harming and next time you feel like hurting yourself


maybe try at least one of the suggestions below…


Creative

Dress up

Write poetry

Play with face paint

Bake cookies

Take photos

Paint something

Paint your nails

Build something


Social

Do volunteer work

Call a friend

People watch

Hug someone

Go shopping

Talk to someone

Message us


Entertaining

Listen to music

Read magazine

Watch your favourite TV show

Watch a movie

Sing

Take up a new hobby

Read something


Relaxing

Cuddle with a stuffed toy

Light candles

Meditate

Watch fish

Have a bath

Pop bubble wrap

Sleep

Play with a pet


Active

Exercise

Go for a walk

Stretch

Play football

Try boxing

Dance

Go jogging


If none of my suggestions works for you then why not have a go of creating your own list!