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Lack of Self Care - July 28th 2018, 01:59 PM

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Depression is being a real pain in the butt at the moment. I am working / house sitting and I do my job as best as I can but I've ditched my self care thingo. I keep my hair in a bun all the time and now I've got knots and patches of matted hair which is embarrassing as heck. I don't shower unless I have to go out. I'm contemplating cutting all of my hair off.

How can I look after myself better? How do I remind myself that I must look after myself? Does anyone have tips or tricks or even a morsel of advice?



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Re: Lack of Self Care - July 29th 2018, 12:35 AM

I'm the exact same way as you. I work so much that every morning I just throw my hair up and go. What I've started doing is waking up a little earlier to make sure I brush my hair and teeth, if I want to put on make up etc.

I find it very challenging to shower in the morning, so I actually shower at night, I try for every other night especially if I'm working. I hope that this might help! I know it's hard when you have no energy, but you have to force yourself!



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Re: Lack of Self Care - July 29th 2018, 07:23 PM

Maybe it would be best to imagine how you would like to look and then try to replicate that image .

Just an idea, but I don't know if it works for everyone.


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Re: Lack of Self Care - August 12th 2018, 11:14 AM

Thank you for your suggestions I went and got myself a hair cut last week and I now have pink tips throughout my hair - this encourages me to look after myself better. I had a lot of my hair cut off and I feel better.

I found an app called #SelfCare and I believe that it's on both platforms - iTunes and Play Store. I find it really soothing. There's a lot of things on there to help you focus or distract yourself. For example there's a flower that guides you to breathe in and out -- whether it's a calming breathing pattern which helps with anxiety/panic attacks or breathing patterns for sleep or even breathing patterns for focusing. I find it super duper helpful. There's even a cat on there that you can stroke, and it gives out purring sounds which in my experience it's super calming. It's a really great app and I have tried a lot of apps and this one takes the gold.


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