This isn't a list I put together myself. I found it and decided to share it. SOURCE
I don’t want scars
It hurts other people
It makes me feel guilty and a failure
It is not natural to hurt yourself deliberately
It doesn’t solve anything
It adds to your problems
It is damaging
I am strong enough not to do it
Once I am over it I can help others with better empathy
It has run its course and I’m not going back now
Cutting triggers memories of other bad times when I have cut
I have better things to do with my time (e.g. eat chocolate)
My fight will give strength to others who are struggling
It doesn’t serve a purpose anymore
I don’t like the awkward questions
It makes me hate myself
I don’t deserve to be hurt
I can give myself rewards for not cutting
I don’t want all my memories of my teenage years to be about cutting
I don’t like the feeling the next morning when you remember what you’ve done
Because it hurts!
I must tackle the problem rather than avoid it
I don’t like having to wear long sleeves
The feelings that “I want to cut” are short urges that pass
I am a beautiful person inside and out
Self harm doesn’t heal the pain it only delays it
I am hurting enough as it is
I do not deserve to feel guilty any longer
My life is worth everything
Think of how long I have gone without cutting
Every minute I don’t cut I am succeeding
I might blunt the knife
It is messy!
I am worth more than that
I hate having to break the news to people that I have cut and seeing people’s disappointment
I am strong. I can and will get through this
Self harm is the same as any other addiction - the longer I go the easier it will get
If I can get through this I can get through anything
What I’m going through is horrible but it’s only a short period of my life
It is not a weakness to ask for help
Gradually I will learn to recognise my triggers and understand myself better
You’d never want your friends to cut so stop being a hypocrite!
Last edited by Feel_Good_inc. : 20-05-2010 at 05:17 PM.
Reason: Adding Source
Don't be fooled by my smooth skin. The deepest scars are the ones unseen.
Remember compliments you received, forget the insults. If you succeed in doing this, tell me how..~ Baz Lurhman.
Letting it get to you - You know what that's called? Being alive. Best thing there is. Being alive right now that's all that counts. ~ Doctor Who "The Doctors Wife" 06.November.2011
we are the fallen
we are the wounded
we are the shattered
we are the unheard
we are the brave
we are the strong we are Survivors. and..... we are the future
we fallen can still rise by the wings of hope that lifts us~
love this list... wrote one for myself a while back thats pretty similar to this... and over time kept finding more reasons to put on it
will add this one though: I might blunt the knife
made me smile lol
well done and keep fighting
"15 there's still time for you, 22 I feel her too
33 you’re on your way, Every day's a new day...
15 there's still time for you, Time to buy and time to choose
Hey 15, there's never a wish better than this
When you only got 100 years to live"
"You put on a good show," he said slowly. "But I'd be willing to bet that you're suffering more than you let anyone see."
Great list! My reason for stopping self-harming is that although it helps me in the short run, in the long run it reinforces the belief that it's okay to take things out on myself, that I'm not worth any better, which I don't want to do anymore.