audball911 Posted January 27, 2011 Report Share Posted January 27, 2011 I had to give a speech for my communications class earlier today. I'm terrible with public speaking, so even though this was only in front of 25 people, I was shaking/nauseous/etc while thinking about it in my dorm room before going to class. To get my mind off of it, and keep calm, I resorted to my feet. (I usually attack the soles of my feet with nail clippers when I'm angry/anxious/sad. I'm trying to stop that, but it does work.)Unfortunately/Fortunately--depends on whether you're me or not--my boyfriend has confiscated all my clippers. I was rather determined, though, so I used my nails and even my teeth instead. When all was said and done, both of my big toes were bleeding, as was the ball of one foot.I'm rather disappointed in myself, since I had music easily available. (Certain music puts me in an almost trance-like state, very calm, etc.) The speech really wasn't that bad, either. I certainly made a mountain out of a molehill.So, I'm wondering...to those out there who are fighting self-harming tendencies, how do you get over the shame of slipping? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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