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How do I get the courage to throw away my razors?

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Last Updated: 06/10/2019 at 3:56am
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May 16th, 2015 8:44pm
You just have to realize that you are better than your razors. You have to realize that your damaging you body and that there are other alternatives to cutting. Like writing, talking, reading, walking, running, yelling, punching a pillow, etc. Then you will be able to get clean and eventually realize that you dont need your razors anymore!
May 16th, 2016 12:10am
Do it in an authentic way. Burry them in your yard. And then, I dont know. Maybe do a happy dance once they are dead and gone! Then get ice cream! But DONT dig them up. That's cheating!
October 9th, 2015 1:56am
[| Remove tools - flush it down the toilet, throw it in the trash or remove it from your reach. [| Keep tools out of reach - if you cannot throw it away, put it in a box, put tape around the tool to make it harder to get to, and put notes in/on the box to remind you why self-harm isn’t the answer, and why you’re fighting to recovery. Put this box in an out of reach area like a basement, top shelf or back of cupboard. 
August 24th, 2015 10:59pm
Just do it. I know when I was going through that, sometimes I needed someone I trusted to take them. I would gather them in my hand and hold them out or drop them into the other's hand. Other times, I needed someone to tell me to do it (quite sternly at times). However, you might not be ready. Think about it. Come up with a list of coping skills other than the harmful ones. Get a good support system and an accountability partner, someone you can talk to when you feel like you want to hurt yourself. Talk to them about your desire to get rid of your tools. If possible, have a trusted friend come over and help you go through your hiding places. You can get through this, but it might be very hard. Tell yourself that you are strong, which you are. You have a desire to get better and have taken the first step. That shows enormous strength and courage already. You can do this. I believe in you.
April 9th, 2015 7:19am
List 5 things on why you should throw away your razors. Or at least 10. Have the strength to do it? I believe you do.
May 21st, 2015 1:48pm
For me, having a friend help me do it made it a lot easier. Whether handing over the razors in person or just messaging them after I've thrown them out helped to keep me accountable.
July 27th, 2015 3:07pm
You need to make the decision, in this moment in time that it is what you are going to do. Do it without stopping. Do it without thinking twice about it. Decide to throw them away and do it.
June 6th, 2016 3:37am
It is hard to make such a drastic change in lifestyle although you are going from a bad one to a better one. I held on to mine for quite a while, but it is good to take small steps in getting rid of them. If you try to do it all at once it may be a big change too fast and bring a lot of anxiety and panic.
February 15th, 2015 8:39pm
You have to want to throw them away and want to get better. Throwing them away will be hard but you will benefit greatly from it. If you are using them for what I think at least then it will make you feel a lot better knowing that they are no longer in your pocession
June 17th, 2015 1:22pm
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September 15th, 2015 3:24pm
For me, I didn't really get the courage to throw away my razors. I just got up one day and thought "I am not going to keep letting this take over my life." and I flushed my razors down the toilet. For a long time afterwards, I wanted to use them again. But I had the strength to say no to that temptation, and I found new ways to cope with depression and anxiety. I feel so happy that I threw them away. I hope you'll be able to too, dear:)
August 9th, 2016 9:40pm
It's not an easy task to do but one better done when you have support and you feel that you are confident and ready to take the next steps towards helping yourself out of self-harm
January 9th, 2017 8:26pm
Remember that you matter. That you are wanted. That you are loved. That even in your darkest hour, you are worthy of love and respect. Even when you break down and feel like you're nothing, trust me when I say that you are worth so much. I know that you can do this - if not now, then someday. I believe in you. Everyone here at 7 Cups believes in you, no matter what ups and downs may come. You are worth it.
August 22nd, 2017 5:14am
I found the courage to throw mine away when I realized that I wanted a better mental state and to not be so angry at myself for harming. I told myself to just do it a not look back and that's exactly what I did. Even if you can't do it now, you will be able to someday. Everyone is capable of getting better ❤️
July 14th, 2015 12:45am
If possible, you could write down all the reasons you want to get rid of the razors and how it'd make you feel and hopefully there'd be many more positive things written down than negatives. And it could help you feel motivated and encouraged and perhaps even make you feel free, knowing you are stronger and better and you deserve to be happy and not feel trapped by your sadness.
November 16th, 2015 9:51pm
I got the courage to throw away my razors after being able to be honest with my psychologist and letting her know that I'm feeling like cutting with a razor. I think my psychologist understand that self-injury is one of my coping skills but learning new skills is something I did after throwing away the razors.
November 23rd, 2015 8:30pm
Just think about the pain that the cutting causes you and your loved ones. That could be a motivation. You thinking about doing it means you are half way already there. :)
November 26th, 2015 9:02pm
Just take a deep breath let it out, and gather all your razors and remember your life will get better from this point on.
June 6th, 2017 9:51pm
This is a huge step. This means you know you have a problem and are looking to resolve it. Once you throw them away, you'll feel a relief, you'll gain some more control. You can do this, do it for yourself!
March 26th, 2018 5:49pm
Think about how it's not worth it and you deserve to treat yourself better. Realize you are stronger than you think and it is something you will be so proud of yourself for.
July 31st, 2018 3:57am
Know that you don't need them, and you will be just find without them. Throwing away your razors is a HUGE step in the right direction!
June 10th, 2019 3:56am
You have to think of all the good things you have to live for. I u understand how it feels to think that a razor is the only thing you have right now. It's not you have so much more to live for. Family friends and the future is waiting for you. Look at yourself in the mirror and say as many good qualities you have. It will work out okay trust me. You have to grab that courage by the hand and look it in the eye and say I have so much more to live for nothing will stop me.