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poodlelover28

550d

I feel really depressed. My mom came to visit me today and she told me to take a shower because my hair was so greasy she thought it was wet from a shower. Anyone else struggle with hygiene especially during the work week? Like going to work is hard enough.

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    • poodlelover28

      485d

      @CSweet94 I'm so sorry!

    • immanentlight

      492d

      I stay in PJs all day

    • CSweet94

      492d

      Yes, constantly. I’m on my meds but I still struggle with breakthrough depressive episodes… 🫤

      • poodlelover28

        485d

        @CSweet94 I'm so sorry!

    • MandyFallwood

      541d

      It’s the #1 thing I struggle with and it isn’t fun to talk about, only my husband knows how bad it gets.

      • poodlelover28

        528d

        @MandyFallwood I don't even tell my fiancée that I'm struggling with showers (we have separate bathrooms so she wouldn't know) :(

    • Stitchlover23

      547d

      Yeah I feel that! My fiancee actually told me to take a shower and eat food because I haven't been eating much since the abuse of my parents because they always said I ate too much I'm fat I'm this or that. Let no one tell you want you can do without you wanting to do it for yourself ❤️❤️

      • poodlelover28

        544d

        @Stitchlover23 thank you I'm sorry you can relate but I'm glad I'm not the only one. I just took a shower after another week of not showering and I feel so much better.

        • Stitchlover23

          543d

          @poodlelover28 yeah I feel it too.

    • E_belli

      549d

      I definitely do. There are weeks I literally shower once.. I feel gross but task initiation is so difficult. I hate the effort it takes to brush my hair before a shower and get dressed after the shower & I have a deal with myself that if I shower, I have to put on lotion which def is a lot of effort that I just avoid showering. But showering does feel nice. Depression makes it tiring, if I'm manic I don't even think about it. And I also have OCD so it seems counterintuitive. And I have task initiation and completion issues and ADHD paralysis. It's such a shitty mix. I feel you. I'm trying so hard to at least shower twice a week. Beginning and middle at least.. Haven't succeeded very much. But at least trying. All you can do is try.

      • poodlelover28

        549d

        @E_belli thank you! I'm trying to stay on top of it this time but I know I'll probably slip up again.

    • Leia2022

      550d

      It helps to try new products that you're excited about and to always buy new loofas and tooth brushes and stuff. I also find showing before bed helps me sleep way better.

      • poodlelover28

        549d

        @Leia2022 good idea! Thank you!

    • FTW

      550d

      Dont forget to give yourself credit for the little things!

      • poodlelover28

        550d

        @FTW thank you!

    • Luzlight

      550d

      If my husband wasn't so amazing. I would be shower only once a week. I also only brush my teeth like once a week but trying to get back on my routine, again thanks o my hubby for helping and being so supportive. Take a bath if a shower is to much, it might make me you feel happier. Do it when you are ready, just because sociteyvwants people to be one way, yeah that isn't going to happen. Most of us don't fit into what society really is.

      • poodlelover28

        550d

        @Luzlight thank you so much!

    • FTW

      550d

      Have you ever tried an app? There's apps that will do games and reminders. I used one for a little while but I had trouble keeping up with it.

    • FTW

      550d

      Absolutely. I stink right now. Ive had friends mothers pull me aside and tell me I was handsome, but I needed to take a shower. Clean myself up. Its so hard some days. I havent worked in over 3 years. Just been taking it a day at a time.

      • poodlelover28

        550d

        @FTW I'm sorry you're going through it too it's so hard to cope when the last thing on your mind is a shower.

    • DitsyDiabetic

      550d

      Yeahhhhh i only shower about once a week at BEST when in a depressive swing…. I’ve gotten very good at putting my hair in a bun because of it…. Also deodorant and essential oils…. If you wanna talk to someone I’m here and my inbox is open 💜

      • poodlelover28

        550d

        @DitsyDiabetic thank you! I'm just going through a lot right now so hygiene is the last thing on my mind.

      • FTW

        550d

        @DitsyDiabetic Hello. I wasnt ignoring your comments from a few days ago. So self consciousness about everything i do. I appreciate your kindness to everyone.

        • DitsyDiabetic

          550d

          @FTW no worries, i took no offense either way. I understand the self consciousness, maybe too well. Why do you think I look for friends on this app? Because no person that’s met me in person really wants to be friends. I’m TOO neurodivergent, and it’s blatantly obvious when you meet me. Can be rather off putting even. So I understand. If you ever wanna chat about ANYTHING at all just message me friend 😇🤩

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