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Unstoppable? - July 8th 2011, 09:22 AM

I totally think I spelled the title wrong.

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I'm not even sure if this is the right area to post this in - but I took a wild guess. Whatever.

I have this problem with.. self-control. I mean. I know I should do some things... Like, I'll mentally chastise myself for doing them while doing them - but I'll do them anyway.

For instance:

Sleeping - I can't do it until I literally pass out from exhaustion. I'll try to put myself to bed - really! I do! But it never ends up happening. It's totally not insomnia either, because if someone (other than myself), forces me to go to sleep - I do. But I can't send myself to sleep. I'm seventeen years old. Not six. How messed up is that?

Food - I'll tell myself no, but I find myself grazing all day. I mean, I know what I'm doing is wrong. I know how I should be eating. But I can't stop myself. AND IT IS SO FREAKIN' FRUSTRATING.

It's like my brain goes on auto-pilot or something. I'm in there in my head going "GO TO BED, STOP EATING, BRUSH YOUR HAIR, HAVE A SHOWER, etc." and my body just refuses to cooperate.

I don't even know what you can call this. I just know I seriously need to stop it. It's getting out of hand.
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Re: Unstoppable? - July 8th 2011, 09:28 AM

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I totally think I spelled the title wrong.

Anyway.

I'm not even sure if this is the right area to post this in - but I took a wild guess. Whatever.

I have this problem with.. self-control. I mean. I know I should do some things... Like, I'll mentally chastise myself for doing them while doing them - but I'll do them anyway.

For instance:

Sleeping - I can't do it until I literally pass out from exhaustion. I'll try to put myself to bed - really! I do! But it never ends up happening. It's totally not insomnia either, because if someone (other than myself), forces me to go to sleep - I do. But I can't send myself to sleep. I'm seventeen years old. Not six. How messed up is that?

Food - I'll tell myself no, but I find myself grazing all day. I mean, I know what I'm doing is wrong. I know how I should be eating. But I can't stop myself. AND IT IS SO FREAKIN' FRUSTRATING.

It's like my brain goes on auto-pilot or something. I'm in there in my head going "GO TO BED, STOP EATING, BRUSH YOUR HAIR, HAVE A SHOWER, etc." and my body just refuses to cooperate.

I don't even know what you can call this. I just know I seriously need to stop it. It's getting out of hand.
I'm the same way with sleep, and as far as eating I either eat really unhealthy or don't eat at all, so if anything, you've got some one in the same boat

But yeah I don't know, try sleeping pills for the sleep bit?


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Re: Unstoppable? - July 10th 2011, 01:11 PM

Sleeping pills are a VERY bad idea. And they can get very addicting as well especially at your age. You can get so used to taking them after a while that your body won't be able to sleep properly unless you take a pill. They work for some people but not always.

Try some sort of relaxation exercises?


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Re: Unstoppable? - July 10th 2011, 11:50 PM

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Sleeping pills are a VERY bad idea. And they can get very addicting as well especially at your age. You can get so used to taking them after a while that your body won't be able to sleep properly unless you take a pill. They work for some people but not always.

Try some sort of relaxation exercises?
My bad I refer to natural relaxants as sleeping pills all the time , I take herbal nerve pills and they help me sleep, are those a bad idea as well or?


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Re: Unstoppable? - July 13th 2011, 05:07 PM

What are you doing when you should be going to sleep? I mean, are you just sitting in a chair, thinking, "I'll go to sleep... in five minutes"? Or are you on the computer, watching TV, reading a book, or doing some other activity that is allowing you to procrastinate on going to sleep? I'm guessing it's the latter, so my advice is to remove any distracting items from your bedroom (or wherever you normally sleep). You can set yourself up for success by eliminating the distractions, so that when you finally go into your bedroom, you'll have nothing to do but crawl into bed and fall asleep... but ultimately, you ARE in control of your actions. You CAN choose whether or not to go to sleep, or stay up and keep doing things. It may FEEL like you aren't in control... but believe me, you are. You just need to resist the temptation to choose the "wrong" option.

As for the grazing, that may also depend on your lifestyle. When I'm running errands and thinking about all the things I need to get done by the end of the day, I literally don't have time to open up a bag of potato chips and start eating. I have to set aside time to eat proper meals. If I'm sitting around the house all day, though, it's easier to fill up the time by eating. Maybe changing your lifestyle would help. It could also be that food is simply easy to get ahold of in your house. If that's the case, why not get rid of all the "junk" food, and replace it with healthier snacks? That way, if you continue to graze, at least you're eating better. If "tasty" foods aren't readily available, you may also feel less tempted to go into the kitchen and find food. Grazing can be considered an eating disorder under certain circumstances... but before you jump to that conclusion and seek professional help, I'd try the two suggestions I mentioned above.





   
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