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Lalana

621d

Coping with schizophrenia on a day to day basis: what are your best care + self care routines?

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    • CJseeMe

      593d

      I take a multivitamin every morning and make sure that I have food when I need it, so I don’t get anxious. I try to go to the gym, walk outside everyday ( I’ve been slacking this past week). Sleep by midnight and wake up before noon if I don’t have to work. One important routine is that I take my medication regularly. Also shower daily and brush my teeth regularly.

    • CJseeMe

      593d

      I take a multivitamin every morning and make sure that I have food when I need it, so I don’t get anxious. I try to go to the gym, walk outside everyday ( I’ve been slacking this past week). Sleep by midnight and wake up before noon if I don’t have to work. One important routine is that I take my medication regularly. Also shower daily and brush my teeth regularly.

    • Orianna

      609d

      Well, at night I always take my meds. I always eat dinner with my family, but sometimes I forget to eat earlier (my appetite is still wonky from that misadventure of a job I tried that's making it hard to get back on SSI... even though the job actually served as proof I can't work, not that I can prove it because the moment I quit was the last time I was able to get ahold of the company itself - the HR number on the website goes to a full voice message box - and none of my managers would answer their business cell numbers either, so I can't get records of how much work I missed and why... but the job did nearly kill me. I ended up septic with kidney failure and was in the hospital). I have a lot of hobbies, right now I'm mostly cross stitching which is slow due to the TD but what else do I have to do with my time if I can't work? Anyways, I feed the dogs at 2 (I have an alarm so I don't forget), and i wash the dishes after dinner so mama and daddy don't have t (he's in pain and she works). Dad reminds me to shower (I lose track of time). Sometimes I cook. Anyway, my point is that there's stuff I make sure I do because it gets me out of bed and sometimes outside even if it's just the back yard with the dog (she's mine but my parents pay for everything and help me with her because they also have one). The rest of the day, I just do stuff to stay busy. Music videos (mostly Asian), cross stitch, sewing (I make custom corsets, technically i got an llc but so far i only done stuff for my friends), cooking, calculus (though it's been years on that on e), video games, sometimes I help dad dust... Just take the meds, get out of bed, do the responsible things, and piddle away the rest of the time so I can distract myself from the fact that I'm making no meaningful contribution to society, I can't work, I'm always going to be a burden on someone, etc etc. Dad says I compartmentalize better than anyone he's ever seen, so just keeping myself busy almost always does the trick.

    • Rosejess

      611d

      Chronicles of nick , I think that was the name it was fav of mine. The narrator for this one is a guy and he really got me wrapped in the audio book

    • Rosejess

      613d

      I bathe before I go out or when I just want to relax in the shower . For my mental state I like listening to music or talking to friends and family , I also tried audio books when I could afford it .

    • chrisdsmith

      621d

      I mostly since I don't work, I make sure I eat and I take a hot bath of the morning then for the rest of the day I make sure I have something to do and people to talk to.

      • Lalana

        621d

        @chrisdsmith thank you so much for commenting — you said you mostly do what? I’m not sure if there’s a typo. Blessings, hugs, thank you

        • chrisdsmith

          621d

          @Lalana I was just meaning I mostly make sure I bathe every morning and eat. I mostly make sure I have people to talk to and something to do.

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