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How to cope with Urges?

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    Hey, I'm due to be discharged from a PICU (Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit) in a few weeks, and I'll either go to an Open Unit or Home.
    I was wondering what strategies everyone uses when they have urges to do stuff?
    I've been doing DBT so I know the tactics recommended by professionals, but I was wondering if anyone has their own personal things that they can share with me?
    THANKS in advance <3
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    (Original post by *SweaterWeather*)
    Hey, I'm due to be discharged from a PICU (Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit) in a few weeks, and I'll either go to an Open Unit or Home.
    I was wondering what strategies everyone uses when they have urges to do stuff?
    I've been doing DBT so I know the tactics recommended by professionals, but I was wondering if anyone has their own personal things that they can share with me?
    THANKS in advance <3
    I've personally found distraction and replacements helpful. Like if I have an urge to do something that would be inapropriate or not possible i'll try to find something else that gives a simmilar physical feeling or motion. Kinda like trying to trick myself I guess :P
    For me music is usually the best distraction. I have a game on my phone a bit like taptap revenge which helps cos it gets me to use my hands too.

    Hope that helps a bit. Good luck where you're going next and congrats on your discharge
 
 
 
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