What gives you daily motivation to feed yourself and actually accomplish something?

Edema & Anasarca

Venlafaxine • Type: Oral


Anxiety (Including GAD)


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  • DreamyFartist


    I think it's creating things for me, and spending time with the people I love. I know that I have value in what I create and the company I give, and I also enjoy those things. Living can really be wonderful sometimes and it's important to take care of yourself so you can keep doing it.

  • Gnashing


    Honestly? Other people. I cook, clean, and take care of myself because I live with my partner and a roommate. It's important to me that everyone eats and the house is at least comfortable to live in, and in turn that gives me a reason to do those tasks. I also realized earlier that nothing I do has to be perfect, like folding blankets. Soft goals help a lot like aiming for one sink to be free of dishes rather than doing all the dishes :) Also just getting things to make those tasks less awful, like gloves for dishes, have helped so much ♡

  • BeeOy


    i feed myself because i can’t seem to control my hunger sometimes haha, but my motivation to wake up every day comes from knowing that some day, ill be able to do something to make this world a teeny bit of a better place. there’s a lot of messed up stuff in the world, and if i keep waking up, and going to school and work, one day, ill be able to do something good.

  • SalineTurnip


    I have an ED (that's not related to body image issues but sensory issues) and feeding myself is really hard. My only motivation for eating is not dying. 🥲 Accomplishing other things are much easier than eating, mostly. My motivation is usually just the satisfaction of knowing I did a thing. I like to plan things out at specific times so I feel really good when I accomplish things that were on my list. It also helps that I schedule time for my hobbies, so then I'm doing something enjoyable.

  • Bre19


    I realized that I deserve to eat and make sure that I am being kind to myself and that eating will help me be productive for the day since it gives me energy

  • zzell


    I tell myself "this is going to happen if I don't eat" and just tell myself the cons.

  • Cazz666


    Knowing my kids still need me around keeps me going

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