Watch Old Movies
When we say “old movies” we’re talking anything nostalgic from your childhood. Maybe a Disney movie, or a film your parents used to make you watch as a young kid to stop you crying – just something that reminds you of being younger and carefree. There’s something comforting about watching a film you know back to front (even if you can recite the whole movie line by line). And if you can stop yourself from self-harming throughout the entire film, then you’ve done well – and might even find the urge has passed by the time the credits are rolling.
It’s important to find what works for you. If this doesn’t help, don’t worry. There are plenty of other ways to cope. See other ideas of things to try.