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Mafuyu

689d

Does anyone else have a hard time with personal hygiene? It’s not that I want to be “gross” or anything, I just forget to shower and take care of myself and I don’t know why. I will put off showering one day, and before I know it, 5 days have gone by and I haven’t showered. And it will feel like I showered only a day prior! I’ve tried setting alarms and things like that, but they never work. The alarm just upsets me and makes me not want to shower. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I can do to remind myself?

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    • Deathfuffy

      686d

      I hate the shower, but then I get in and I hate to leave. And then I leave and I am mad, wet, and cold. I try for once a week. But I have failed this goal many times.

    • Deathfuffy

      686d

      I hate the shower, but then I get in and I hate to leave. And then I leave and I am mad, wet, and cold. I try for once a week. But I have failed this goal many times.

    • OCDSchizo

      686d

      I have no motivation to bathe or brush my teeth. I comb the lice out of my hair from time to time because I think it's fun but it's too stressful having to take my clothes off and constantly having to spit. I only brush my teeth these days when they hurt but I go to the dentist as often as possible. I don't get why I'm like this.

    • mandapanda0216

      687d

      I will just find a way to like start slow wash my hands up to my elbows and build my way to taking a full blown shower

    • mandapanda0216

      687d

      I can for sure relate to this I have my moments where I just want to stay in bed not do anything where I completely skip showering. I get easily tired or just get to a point of just not motivated to do anything.

    • Kijana

      687d

      I can related to this. I've been showering at least every other day, but I used to go at least a week without showering. I always beat myself up over it too. Like, "Why can't I keep up with my personal hygeine like a normal person?" Or "Why can't I change my sheets regularly?" I think the reasons are, I'm tired.

    • laceyandme

      688d

      I can relate to this i only shower twice a week if that. How about you put reminders on your bathroom mirror so you can remember or you can have someone remember you.

    • AllyUnicorn

      688d

      I have trouble sometimes too. Not just showering but brushing my teeth and washing my face at night too. I don't really forget but more like I don't want to bother with it cause I don't feel okay. Thing is, doing little things like personal hygiene can help with not feeling okay. So I do stuff like get myself nice body wash or a new toothbrush to encourage myself. It works some of the time.

      • hsupermann

        688d

        @AllyUnicorn I also struggle especially with brushing my teeth, I have started using mouthwash most of the days I can't bring myself to actually brush my teeth, it usually helps a little, tricks my brain bc technically I'm not brushing my teeth but it helps my mouth feel cleaner

    • hsupermann

      688d

      What I do is break it into steps, don't think of it as going to shower, just go to the bathroom and turn the water on...ok now the water is running and I don't like wasting it, so I might as well get in, I don't always bathe bc sometimes I just can't bring myself to do it, but at least I'm in the shower the water running over you helps, it's enough to not feel bad about it for me

    • sarahxxx

      689d

      Same here

    • cjness

      689d

      Make it into a game

    • Or

      689d

      I can absolutely relate to this. I literally went like over a month not showering and I didn’t feel like I hadn’t. My skin was started to be affected. What helps me tbh is just doing something to get really sweaty and dirty and then I WANT to shower. Also, you can just like wet a rag or something and “wash” with it. Way easier if you can’t get yourself to shower

      • Mafuyu

        689d

        @Or Thank you! Yeah, I went a week and a half until yesterday, and I feel awful for not showing like a “normal person”. I’ll definitely try that! I’m pretty sedentary, but I will try my best to do more to make myself want to shower.

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