6 Ways to Prevent Yourself from Doing Harm to Others and Yourself


Most of the time because of such a traumatic experience in our lives, we find ourselves being a danger to others as well as ourselves.  How do you prevent this from happening?  This article will help you answer this question and a lot more.  Hopefully by reading this article, you will be able to stop yourself from inflicting harm on others.  More importantly, it will hopefully be able to help you deal with your problems effectively without harming yourself in the process as well.

  1. Admission

First of all, you have to admit that you do have a problem.  Stop rationalizing your behaviour badly needed on other people.  If you have started hurting others and yourself you have to admit that you have done it because of your own reasons and not because of something that they did to you.

  1. Finding the cause

The next thing that you need to do is to find out the root cause of your problem.  It may be difficult because at first because you are directly involved in this situation.  Because of this, it would be hard for you to see things clearly and in perspective.  However, you have to find a way to figure out the cause of the problem so that you can deal with it directly without being destructive.

  1. Speaking To A Friend

If you want you can ask a friend to help you figure out what your problem really is.  Talking it out with other people will definitely help you see things differently.  Just make sure that no one you talk to as your complete trust.  It will also help you work through your psychological issues and maintain your mental health in the process.

  1. Change

The moment that you figure out what your problem really is, you can start dealing with your issues head on.  Changing your behavioural patterns can also help you avoid the urge to do harm especially when encountering a similar event that can trigger the urges.

  1. Distance Yourself

Speaking of changing behaviour patterns, it would be good to distance yourself from people for the time being as well.  If it is a particular person that triggers you to do harm, then you should try to stay away from that person until you can get your urges under control.  As they say, “Out of sight, out of mind.”

  1. Surround Yourself With Positive Energy

Always remember that you have people who love you.  People who will not allow you to hurt yourself and others.  If you feel the urge to inflict pain, I suggest that you surround yourself with people who care about you.  If you happen to live alone, look at family pictures and anything that can remind you of the people that you love the most.  By doing this, you will be able to control the urge to cause anyone pain.

These are just some of the many ways for you to get your urges under control.  By doing these steps you will be able to make sure that you will keep yourself safe as well as others from harm in the future.  Do not hesitate to seek professional help if you think that you cannot handle any situations in your life by yourself and to maintain your mental health.