What Are Your Self Care Goals?

Freya

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#1
When people are suicidal and depressed it is sometimes very hard to even do basic things like showering, getting dressed every day, eating properly etc.

Self care is incredibly important - it can completely change your attitude and feelings about the day and even about yourself.

What are your self care goals?
 

ThePhantomLady

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#3
I have some, but I don't always meet them... I often have to trick myself to do things.

- Shower every 2nd day
- Work on healing injuries, especially self-inflicted.
- Have at least 3 meals in a day
- Remember to take my medication
- Find excuses to go outside
 

Inanimate

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#7
  • Wake up at noon, at least, or sooner, to ease into a schedule for the near future.
  • Shower upon waking up.
  • Check my blood-glucose before eating, and two hours after eating.
  • Give myself insulin 15 minutes or less before eating, not after.
  • Snack in-between meals.
  • Continue to never drink soda, unless there's absolutely nothing else available in a situation where my blood-sugar is low. You've done well. (I don't care for soda anyway.)
  • Gradually drink a bottle of water every 2 hours.
  • Exercise, whether that be weight-lifting or cardio. Occasional breaks from exercise is okay.
  • Shower again preferably before my mom goes to sleep, since she's a ridiculously light sleeper.
  • Take my medication at a certain time, every 24 hours.
  • Sleep before 4:00 AM.
 

ThePhantomLady

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#9
I started a new evening routine last night and I will try to stick to it. I felt pretty good doing it... and it helped me feel sleepy.

- Brush teeth (ugh, I wish I didn't have to write that down)
- Rinse with mouth wash
- Brush hair while swishing the mouth-wash
- Use face cream (I found rubbing my face was very calming)
- Use cream for my dry elbows
- Apply Vitamin E salve for the scar on my hand and the wrist tattoo that itches in the summer.
 

Inanimate

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#12
  • Eat 5-6 relatively small meals a day; don't just eat whenever you're hungry and overeat to compensate for having not eaten enough
  • Plan meals, as exhausting as that is.
  • Go to bed no sooner than 2-3 hours after eating my last meal (to avoid heartburn/bloating)
  • Drink 5-6, 16.9 fl oz water bottles a day
 

Inanimate

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#13
  • Eat 5-6 relatively small meals a day; don't just eat whenever you're hungry and overeat to compensate for having not eaten enough
  • Plan meals, as exhausting as that is.
  • Go to bed no sooner than 2-3 hours after eating my last meal (to avoid heartburn/bloating)
  • Drink 5-6, 16.9 fl oz water bottles a day
Gonna put 5, 16.9 fl oz water bottles in my room every day since I can't mentally keep track of how much water I'm drinking.
 

Petal

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#16
How are everyone's self care goals going?

I have lost 4kg.
I don't shower every day but I am getting better than I used to be, I plan on showering every day though (new plan) and ugh I hate to write this down but brush teeth twice a day.
Wear clean clothes every single day and sleep in pajamas.
Exercise for at least 30 mins a day.
Take medications as prescribed.
 

ghostangelcake7

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#20
Of course exercising!
Eating alot more sweet fruits which actually bolster my mood, but also essential fats and vegetables, and avoid much alcohol, caffeine and refined sweets.
Keep going to therapy like a shot that needs to be done to get better.
Maintain a healthy and physically fit body, because its my body and no one else really has to deal with it but me...
Keep adding to my list of ways to overcome negative thinking
 

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