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What Are Your Self Care Goals?

Discussion in 'Self Care and Healthy Lifestyles' started by Freya, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. Freya

    Freya Loves SF Staff Member ADMIN SF Author

    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?
  2. Freya

    Freya Loves SF Staff Member ADMIN SF Author

    My Self Care Goals:
    • Shower every day.
    • Go outside every day.
    • Eat at least 2 portions of fruit or vegetables each day.
  3. ThePhantomLady

    ThePhantomLady Safety and Support SF Supporter

    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
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  4. Tear

    Tear Well-Known Member

    -Eat enough food every day
    -Sleep earlier and enough hours
    -Try to go out once in a while
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  5. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

    My self care goals are bathing regularly, reverse my diabetes, lose half my body weight, keep up with my appearance even if I feel ugly and fat. Great thread by the way.
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  6. Williamstuckinarut

    Williamstuckinarut SF Supporter

    My goals are to put on 10 kg and wean myself off of benodiazepines. The first won't be easy, the second i WILL do because I want myself back.
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  7. Inanimate

    Inanimate Well-Known Member

    • 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.
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  8. Witty_Sarcasm

    Witty_Sarcasm Eccentric writer, general weirdo, heedless heathen

    I am pretty good at the basics, well most of them anyway. I need to start going to bed earlier, even if I can't sleep. I need to take better care of myself. I also need to change my routine and do new things, even if I don't want to.
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  9. ThePhantomLady

    ThePhantomLady Safety and Support SF Supporter

    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.
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  10. Unknown.7

    Unknown.7 Member

    • shower every day
    • stop myself from overeating
    • get at least 30 minutes of exercise each day
    • get 8 hours of sleep each night
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  11. Rockclimbinggirl

    Rockclimbinggirl SF climber Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

    • Shower everyday
    • Get out of my room everyday, even if it's just going to the library
    • Eat healthy foods
    • Get dressed within an hour after getting out of bed
    • Take medication around the same time each day
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  12. Inanimate

    Inanimate Well-Known Member

    • 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
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  13. Inanimate

    Inanimate Well-Known Member

    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.
  14. foreverforgotten

    foreverforgotten Well-Known Member

    °shower more often.
    °brush teeth every night.
    °stop eating so much spicy foods
    and acidic foods.
    °stop with the sweets.
    °dress better. I need some
    new pants..
    °get enough sleep.
    °get back to the gym 3x a week.
    °eat more vegies..
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  15. Kitten

    Kitten Active Member

    • Stop drinking every weekend
    • Eat vegetables everyday
    • Clean up a few things daily
    • Take my vitamins
    • Exercise for at least 15 minutes
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  16. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

    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.
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  17. foreverforgotten

    foreverforgotten Well-Known Member

    I shower more and brush teeth now.
    I got nice clothes.. I guess thats a start. :]
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  18. SillyOldBear

    SillyOldBear Teddy Bear Fanatic Staff Alumni

    I MUST:
    Start eating right: low fat, low acid foods, less spice
    No eating within 3 hours of bed
    Eat fruit, veggies
    Sleep right
    Stop berating myself
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  19. Cariad_Bach

    Cariad_Bach Staff Alumni

    I don't want to list my goals because it reminds me what I don't do :( Most days, though, I manage to:

    Take my meds
    Get dressed
  20. ghostangelcake7

    ghostangelcake7 Well-Known Member

    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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