Okay, new recovery tactic. Feel free to try it for yourselves.
I just taught myself how to make origami paper stars, and I’m numbering one for each day I’m cut-free and putting them in an empty vitamin water bottle.
Some people make paper stars when they’re happy and put them in a bottle to look back at whenever they’re sad, so I decided to put my own spin on this.
Hopefully whenever I feel triggered I can look at the little stars and think that while one might be insignificant (like a single cut) they can pile up fast and then make a difference, and that thought will be enough to stop me.
I had a thought that I would burn them and start over once I relapse but I might not do that, idk. This might take some experimenting.
Right now I’m making the stars I need since the last time I cut (11 or so?), and then I’ll sit down and make one every night before bed, and number it.
Once I relapse, if I do, I’ll decide what to do.
Edit: most stars are plain white, but I’m gonna make every 8th one a pretty color. So each pretty color means one week.