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Rainstorm

711d

With bipolar disorder, I really struggle taking a shower or waking up. Anybody else?

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    • avid

      705d

      I agree. I usually write list and try to stay organized/motivated. setting multiple alarms is an easy way to guarantee that I’ll get up. I also do not allow myself to get back into bed because if I do I know I won’t get out.

    • avid

      705d

      I agree. I usually write list and try to stay organized/motivated. setting multiple alarms is an easy way to guarantee that I’ll get up. I also do not allow myself to get back into bed because if I do I know I won’t get out.

    • Gold3nDawg

      707d

      Waking up is the hardest 😧

    • Rainstorm

      707d

      This thread is so encouraging, knowing I’m not alone.

    • ItsPinecone

      707d

      I’ve struggled with this for years. I’m sort of getting better at it thankfully.

    • garf

      708d

      absolutely. my mother is always nagging me about my hygiene but it's near impossible for me to do simple things such as showering or washing my clothes. it's just so hard when you feel so numb all the time. at least, that's how I feel thanks to my medication.

    • froggy.go.brr

      708d

      i do, and also have chronic pains. i recently got a shower chair and it has helped a lot with motivating myself to shower knowing that i can sit while i clean myself

    • Ecstaticbugs

      709d

      waking up is super hard because I don't want to be awake or get out of bed but having something to look forward to that's in another room or out of your bed helps

    • Fufer

      711d

      I do too, but I try not to be hard on myself and just try to do better the next day. But as we all know, self care is very important. Keep at it. It will get easier when it becomes a habit.

    • Rainstorm

      711d

      April, I feel ya. My relationship is so hard because of my bpd. I’m sure you’ll be able to find someone who understands you, as well as finding yourself within deep understanding. It is really hard to get out of bed, especially when things happen that is out of our control

    • April_Marie

      711d

      I just lost an amazing person in a breakup, because of my bpd, and it hurts to the point where I'm physically nauseous and don't wanna leave my bed. 😥

    • Mikka

      711d

      It definitely does feel like that. I try and think about things I enjoy doing. I could paint, make some food, even just lying in bed and watching youtube. The small things you do count. And when it comes to showering, it honestly was the hardest thing to do for a while. For me watching self care videos helped, some YouTubers I recommend are Kenna Marie Jenn Im Inspiroue McKenna walker Honestly the list can go on. I hope this helped though!

    • Rainstorm

      711d

      It just feels like this giant brick won’t let me get up to do it

    • Mikka

      711d

      I do. But we can do it , one step at a time

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