Do something nice for someone else. It doesn’t have to be something big; you can walk to the nearest store, buy a pack of gum and give the cashier a smile and say “have a great day.” It may sound silly, but small gestures like this can really reduce emotional pain and connect you to the outside world.
How To Learn Healthier Coping Skills
Ready to learn some new, healthier ways of coping? One way to do this is by seeking treatment. Many psychological treatments for BPD, including cognitive behavioral treatments such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), focus on teaching healthier coping skills to manage strong emotions. There are online resource pages that can help you find a cognitive behavioral therapist or a DBT provider.