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Old 08-08-06, 08:10 PM   #1
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~Call a friend
~Write poems
~Sing a song
~Listen to music
~Talk to someone
~Write in a journal
~Play a game
~Draw
~Bounce a ball
~Drink a glass of water
~Stare at a picture; notice all the details and/or make up a story about it
~Throw a foam ball against a vacant wall
~Write all your thoughts on an empty sheet of paper
~Go online
~Write a letter
~Read
~Play an instrument
~Write the lyrics to a favorite/meaningful song
~Chew gum
~Lay flat on your bed and focus on a point on the ceiling
~the 54321 game
Name 5 things you can see in the room with you.
Name 4 things you can feel (“chair on my backâ€
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great tips thanx! ill be sure to try em
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i know there are a lot, but they are here and they are not going any where!!! so when you need them they will be right here!!!
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im so glad i found this place lol
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thank you!!! same to you!!! if you need more i'm sure i can find more!!!
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Old 08-08-06, 09:30 PM   #6
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I'll add on...some of these are probably repeats but im too tired to delete any of them. My old high school councelor emailed me these
155 Things To Do Instead Of SI
Exercise (running etc.)
Putting on fake tattoos
Drawing on yourself with a red marker (make sure it’s washable)
Scribbling on sheets of paper
Writing (poetry, short stories, etc)
Cuddling with a stuffed toy.
Being with other people
Watching a favorite T.V. show (preferably a comedy)
Posting on web boards and reading other people’s posts
Thinking about how I don’t want scars for the summer
Paint my nails
Go to see a movie
Eat you favorite food
Doing my school work
Surf the net
Go into chat rooms to talk
Call a friend and ask for company
Playing a musical instrument
Singing
Look up at the sky (night is particularly beautiful
Punch a punching bag with gloves on
Snap a rubber band on my wrist
Squeeze an ice cube in the palm of my hand
Cover myself with band-aids where I want to cut
Mix warm water with red food coloring (it looks and feels like blood)
Let myself cry
Sleep (only if tired)
A hot shower or relaxing bath (no razors in tub though)
Play with a pet
Detangle yarn or necklaces
Reorganize my room
Cleaning
Have a pillow fight with the wall
Knit or sew
Read a good book
Dress up very glamorous
Color your hair
Listen to soothing music
Watch a candle burn (don’t play with the flames)
Find someone else you can help out
Meditate
Watch a scary but not bloody movie
Work a website
Create a scrapbook
Go somewhere very public
Bake cookies
Alphabetize your CDs
Chewing leather (especially if you SI by biting)
Buy a home henna tattoo kit (peels of the next day similar to skin-picking)
Paint or draw
Rip paper into itty bity pieces
Hugs
Write letters or email
Talk to yourself (if that feels weird buy a tape recorder)
Stroke nice fabrics
Hug a pillow
Hyper focus on something like a rock, hand, etc
Finger-paint
Scream real loud
Dance
Make hot chocolate
Pop bubble wrap
Play with modeling clay or play-dough
Count to one hundred
Build a pillow a fort
Pop balloons
Hug yourself
Solve a position puzzle
Read something in a different language
Go for a nice long walk
Complete something you’ve been putting off
Drinking absurd amounts of tea
Breaking plastic plates
Tearing up socks
Throw socks against the wall
Archery
Rock Climbing
Take up a new hobby
Organize bills and such
Cook a meal
Go out for ice cream
Buy a stuffed animal
Look at pretty things like flowers or artwork
Create something
Pray
Play a game on the computer
Make a list of blessings in my life
Read the bible
Go to a friend’s house
Take up fencing
Watch an old happy movie
Call a help hotline
Talk to someone close to you who knows
Throw a temper-tantrum
Hit things-other than myself
Ride a bicycle
Polish silver or jewelry
Gardening and watering plants
Memorizing German poetry
CHOCOLATE
Feed the ducks or birds
Draw on the walls
Play with face paint
Do very glamorous make-up
Color with crayons or oil pastels
Memorize a novel, play, or song
Put on boots and stomp
Stretch
Find butterflies
Watch fish
Come up with baby names
Make mashed potatoes
Make a tape or CD of your favorite songs
Name all your stuffed animals
Go shopping
Get into my PJs and just veg
Buy cheap teddy bears and take out my anger on them instead of self
Throw everything (except glass)
Go to a loud concert
Play the 5 minute game (say you can’t cut for five minutes once accomplished play again)
Plan your wedding or prom
Hunt for something on Ebay (You can find anything there!)
Alphabetize your books
Hunt for your perfect home in the paper
Take up Tai Chi
Try to make as many words out of your full name as possible (use friends’ names too)
Go clubbing
Count ceiling tiles or lights
Search for ridiculous things on the web
Color coordinate your wardrobe
Do a home tan on yourself
Sort all your photographs
Color or scribble over models in magazines
Plan a dinner party
Play with a slinky
Buy an electronic game and play
Start collecting something
Get a tattoo
Play video games
Pick up trash at a park
Play on swing set
Pluck my eyebrows
Call up an old friend
Write yourself an “I love you becauseâ€
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those are great melissa! thank you!!!
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great lists!! you guys are great!

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