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What Are Your Self Care Goals?

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

  1. puppy love

    puppy love Member

    Stop thinking about calories because it ruins me.
  2. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

    You're not alone in that thought (hugs)
  3. Jack D

    Jack D SF Supporter

    I honestly don't have any self-care goals.. I'm the type of person who really just takes things as it comes and acts on things impulsively. Perhaps that what I need to do, not act rash when I'm having a "moment".
  4. Laughmore

    Laughmore Member

    To eat more than once every other day. I feel like I'm years of therapy from hunger being a suicide trigger, and I don't think my body can survive that.
  5. Imadeyouup

    Imadeyouup Well-Known Member

    go to bed before midnight
    have a wash everyday
    do a little bit of house cleaning each day.
  6. Magalee

    Magalee Hold on to hope

    Fight the negative self talk, replace with positive thoughts, even though it feels impossible and I get discouraged.
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  7. Matilda3

    Matilda3 Member

  8. Unknown.7

    Unknown.7 Member

    It's been over a year and I'm worse now than ever
  9. Magalee

    Magalee Hold on to hope

    Today is a new day to try again. Maybe "stop myself from overeating" is too vague....maybe smaller goals would be easier to manage?
  10. Kiwi2016

    Kiwi2016 Forum Pro

    Stick with quitting smoking
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  11. Zonkers

    Zonkers Rascal

    Sleep at night -overcome fears that haunt me at night that make me stay awake.
    Eat -at least one meal a day. Currently do not have appetite so not eating x 1 week.
    Get out of bed -stayed in bed all day, only up to let dog out x 1 week.
    Continue sobriety -currently 96 days sober.
  12. Paco

    Paco Glad you found us!

    My self care goals are...

    Wake up early
    Picking up after myself
    Going outside everyday
    Read my bible
    Tending to needs of my animals
    Eating breakfast and taking supplements
    Not drinking alcohol
    Making effort to look presentable when I go out in public ie. Makeup, hair, unwrinkled clothes
    Listening to music
    Keeping my appointments when I don't want to and making myself get to them on time
    Vaping weed as my medication
    Exercising daily ie. Jog, ride my horse, stretching

    That's it for now! This list has grown exponentially these last months! Kudos Elizabeth, good job!

    Oh ya, and being nicer to myself in my thought life
  13. Shorty92

    Shorty92 Well-Known Member

    Mine is to stay fit and healthy. I don't want to be one of these mums that can't run around and play with there children because they get out of breath or struggle. Plus I want them to stay healthy so me being healthy makes me a good role model to them.
  14. total eclipse

    total eclipse SF Friend Staff Alumni

    To not stay in bed to get out of the house more
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  15. Jose Schaefer

    Jose Schaefer Member

    Spend time with your family or friends. Read good books.
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  16. Precisely. I’m as hairy as a Neanderthal and smell like one, too, a carnivore who’s missed the news that green plants with their colorful fruit are edible. I’ve spent wads of time sequestered in my cave as well. (These fellas were intelligent people, just a bit short on piped natural gas, lacking the hot water heaters and furnaces we take for granted, and living an Ice Age northern climate to boot.) While my diet could use an American Heart Association upgrade, on a sunny note, I did go outdoors every day since released from hospital August 23. I’m headed to my first post-discharge seminar this afternoon.

    I dunno. A lot happens in 53 years,. So much of it seems like a dream now, as if I’m not sure it really happened. Elements of my story are in the Welcome forum, dated Aug. 29 1208UT. (The forum computer forbids posting a link to it; by November it should lie buried.)

    Then we have the lies littering my life from circa 1973 forward. Hence I haven’t been too honest here, just philosophical, except I’m likely to become a chronic pain patient with few treatment option due to indigency (uninsured & penniless), taking a macabre solace in the fact the well-insured spend tens of thousands searching for back/hip pain relief to no avail. Rush Limbaugh, a millionaire taking 90 hydrocodone a day to enable him to sit behind his mike telling listeners about heroin addicts’ badness. He’s had to go off narcotics, I heard, after his dosages maxed out and “paradoxical pain syndrome,” where Morpheus induces even more pain instead of offering relief, set in.

    Back and hip issues are just too hard to diagnose. Sources of problems rarely shows up even on MRI or CAT scans, where the spinal column and pelvic girdle be enormously complex and, since no one dies of it, doctors throw up their hands and give sympathy words or say “deal with it.” And sitting at the computer doesn’t help.

    I’m gonna try lifestyle changes. So, no more computer posting this week, just two one-hour sessions. Assuming I can self-control; I keep promising to change and then, like a dog who returns to its own vomit (Proverbs 26:11 in bible), continue bad ways and blame external circumstance for the results.

    But thanks so much to all the members who dropped me a line yesterday. I’ll put up an item on my history soon—it’s not easy to write one.
  17. Oops. I meant to edit. Now I’ve whined about this blasted bulletin board; always was a tech dinosaur from the pre-World Wide Web era. Why, I’m hip to Apple Lisa and Compuserve. Ten megabytes was a whale of a hard drive on a $3000 PC advertised in Scientific American in 1985.

    Pretend the passage below isn’t there:

    Elements of my story are in the Welcome forum, dated Aug. 29 1208UT. (The forum computer forbids posting a link to it; by November it should lie buried.)​

    and leave it at that.
  18. Williamstuckinarut

    Williamstuckinarut SF Supporter

    Wow it's been 18months since my last post. I've manage to quit the medications which I'm extremely proud of. Had no attempts to harm myself. Still very malnourished, but I'm working on it! Need to eat more and get myself in shape
  19. Fleurise

    Fleurise Well-Known Member

    New Goals
    Continue to be smoke free (use vapor).
    Now the harder ones
    Shower every two to three days.
    Start taking small walks
    Take meds even though I hate them.
    Spend more time with my cat
    Most important
    Find a safe environment to live in.
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  20. I like that you're quitting smoking. Substitutes aren't ideal, but hey, I used nicotine gum for 4½ years and it was hard on my teeth and circulation and blood pressure alike. Yet nothing is nearly as deadly as cigarette smoke, one of the most carcinogenic substances known to humankind. When I felt strong enough that I wouldn't go back to cigarettes, then I could think about ditching the tobacco substitute. Being smoke-free usually helps your mood, too, after the initial restlessness wears off in a few weeks. I felt so much better without the yellow tar dragging me down, and quit coughing so much. You go, girl! :):)

    I need to quit procrastinating and eat a meal before I have to rush to an appointment. It's not like I didn't have all morning to do so. And I need the fuel. o_O:)