Make up a funny chain letter scheme. (Has anyone here ever gotten the pretty panty exchange chain letter? That one was funny.) Ask for postcards, stickers, bookmarks, hair clips, whatever. Print up a bunch and send them to all your friends.
Start a dumb email forward. Warn your friends of the evils of BIC ballpoint pen ink or something. Just to be really evil and irritating, insert rows and rows of forward markings (>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>.)
Colour in a piece of paper with a fine nibbed biro until it is totally covered, TOTALLY.
Play with <a href="http://www.tarata.com/">balancing animals</a> or just use objects in your room to build a precarious tower.
Pop bubble wrap!
Build a pillow fort.
Things like poetry, or foreign-language vocabulary are good. Or the Greek or Hebrew alphabets, Periodic Table of chemical elements, list of monarchs or presidents, etc.
Think up baby names.
You don't have to be pregnant!
Name all your soft toys.
Plan your wedding or prom.
Hunt for stuff on Ebay.
Look at property adverts to find your dream home.
Make anagrams of people's names
"Clint Eastwood" is an anagram of "Old West action" for example.
Anything you can see, like ceiling or floor tiles, bricks, or patterns on wallpaper.
Search ridiculous words or phrases on the Web.
Arrange your wardrobe in order of colour.
Sort out your photos.
Plan a dinner party.
Play with a slinky or a puppet.
Write continuously for a fixed amount of time, say 5 minutes. Let the words flow, put down whatever comes into your head.
Play with a doll or teddy
Make it into a punk, style its hair; give it awful make up. Cover it in tattoos.
A to Z game:
Pick a subject, like "animals" or "fruit" and then write down one thing beginning with each letter of the alphabet. A = antelope, B = bear, etc.
Do a puzzle such as a crossword, wordsearch, or a sliding-tile puzzle.
Play a card game such as Patience. Or build a tower of cards.
Search for your name in google.com's image section. Or any word you like. Then collect together your favourite ones and post them somewhere - Place, word document...
Tie yourself up.
OK.. this is weird but I have done this... it works well in desperate situations. Put your "tools" somewhere away from your bed. Then take clothes, yarn, rope, duct tape... whatever. Tie your legs together and tie them to a bed post. Then (this is tricky) tie your own hands behind your back. Trust me, you won't be doing anything to yourself for a while. I suggest having music on so you don't get too bored.... and make sure you have a way to get out... otherwise... well.. duh.
Take a few minutes and act silly.
For example, keep a huge collection of wind up toys in your office, and when stuff gets out of control, play with them.
Spin coins, enjoying the sound. Or just sort out all your small change.
a traduire a écrit :Ten-pin bowling.
Put on some psycho loud classical music, or even John Williams or marching music. Pretend you're a crazy conductor.
Jump around in circles until you fall (preferably on carpet) and then lay there and feel nauseous and watch the world sway back and forth rapidly. Or try to walk.. LOL. It is always worth a giggle.
Bounce a ball.
Any kind of exercise
Even if it's just press-ups and sit-ups in your own room it still burns away the energy to harm.
a traduire a écrit :Bark stripping
Find a thin stick/or thick twig, no more than 6 inches long... and pick up a small smoothish rock and scratch the stick with it to get off all the bark and imperfections... don't stop until the stick is perfect and perfectly smooth.
Get out a fine-toothed comb and vigorously brush the fur of a stuffed animal (but use gentle vigour).
Draw on your body with body paints or markers and felt tips (preferably ones that wash off!) Try writing good things about yourself on the bits of you that you don't like so much.
Dye your hair
Dyeing your hair red sometimes helps - the wonderful sight when you rinse it off of all this red liquid flowing down the plug hole is very cathartic.
Someone wrote "This is a tough one to write... if it's one of those times where I just want release, and exercise doesn't help... getting out my vibrator and bringing myself to orgasm can often provide the relief I need, and help decrease the urge to self injure. Somehow the impersonal nature of the vibrator makes it easier, and it is much more about build up of tension followed by release than anything sexual."
"The combination of the snipping sensation and the slight pampering was a good 'halfway' measure, and not nearly as socially-harmful as slicing up a limb or two. Even cutting my own hair worked quite well (though luckily I have curly hair which hid the botched job I did), though having scissors near your head might be dangerous in some situations. The haircut was normally a pre-emptive move for me though."
Comb your hair, or plait it or style it differently.
a traduire a écrit :Hug a soft toy or your pillow.
Hug someone - or hug yourself.
Make a tray of special treats and tuck yourself into bed with it and watch TV or read.
Give yourself rewards, even if they're stupid, mundane little things like watching a TV show you like or eating a food you like - and indulge yourself in these things when you feel bad. This makes you remember there are good things in life, however small.
Wash your hands with nice soap specially kept for such occasions.
Put on your pyjamas and just veg.
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