Well, I have seen a number of social challenges being circulated on various social media platforms. They can be either one of these: 30-day vegetarian diet, 100-day intense physical workout routine, 100-day social media cleansing, 30-day carbo free diet, 30-day thesis writing…whatever that you can name it.
For me, I am starting my 30-day self harm free challenge. I am ashamed to say that I am struggling to put this bad, detrimental habit to a stop. My recent two self-harm attempts happened on 13 September and 17 September. It is getting more frequent and now that I have more time, I would try to implement some self-help measures to kick this bad habit and replace it with a good one.
The good news is that I have found a 30-day Challenge Self-help Worksheet to help me with this self-compassion plan.
Here is the link to the openly-assessed worksheet:
If you are struggling with handling your urge to self-harm, you might want to try this out too. However, I feel that the very best thing to do first is to create or find a new environment whereby there are fewer stressors or triggers of your self-harm behavior. For me, I have made a major job change by switching from a busy lecturing role to a part time early childhood educator’s role. I love kids so I believe that this job change suits me very well. It all depends on you when it comes to deciding which kind of environment to be deemed helpful for your recovery.
To keep this short so that you can start your journey of 30-day Self-harm Free Challenge right away, I would like you to know that what I am going to do daily for the coming 30 days is to post a simple, short update accompanied by any kind of picture on my WordPress.
I do expect ups and downs in life. No matter how, I would like to capture my life in the best angle with sufficient entry of light to frame it in the most beautiful way. I am not going to polish my photo-taking skills but I would strain my brain nerves and heart arteries or veins to see hope in everything then record every bit down in words.
I might fail to do this on some days but no self-punishing attitude! Perhaps, I can start with 3 days, then 7 days, then 10 days, then 20 days… to make it more manageable. I would like to tell myself that TIME HEALS if you are WILLING to help yourself!
Happy trying ❤
Some helpful contact details for the mental health warriors:
Thank you:) Stay safe!