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peachtea

768d

I don't remember the last time o showered but it must have been a very long time ago because my whole body itches 😭 I really need to shower tonight. does anyone else struggle with bathing and what do you do to help?

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    • Lelemi

      768d

      I get fancy shower stuff and make it a self-care event. Try to make it more of a pampering session and less of a chore however possible!

    • Kendoll

      766d

      Oh!!! About the previous comment, a lot of the time at my worst where i couldn’t bring myself to take a full shower, id keep my clothes on, wrap my towel around my neck and wash just my hair upside down in the shower without actually getting in. That plus washing my face if i still had the energy

    • beezle

      766d

      When I'm at my worst, I shower with a swimsuit on, or I wipe myself down with a wet cloth. Usually the wet cloth works, and if you can get some leave in conditioner and dry shampoo, it takes the weight off having to take a FULL shower and use all your spoons at once. Do however much you think you can do. Don't push yourself too much, because it can lead to feeling like it's a mountain of a task you'll never be able to complete.

    • Sillymongoose

      767d

      I’ve associated hot water with calm and feeling safe. It’s how I decompress. I add drops of essential oil to the little shelves of my shower so even the steam smells nice. I also don’t like smelling bad when I’m just lounging or going to classes. I think if you can frame it as not a chore and as a time for you to relax and work out knots in your muscles it might help?

    • dreams22

      767d

      Yes. I mainly do it so I don’t look bad when I see other people since I’m very self conscious about how I look. I’m going to try to listen to a podcast or something relaxing and see if that helps.

    • Kendoll

      767d

      Also, the thought of everything ive picked up through the day thats just sitting on my skin. Dirt and pet waste from petting pets mostly. Makes me want to scrub myself down.

    • Kendoll

      767d

      Agreeing with the fancy shower stuff. Sometimes you gotta make yourself excited to shower with a soap you havent tried yet but looks and smells so nice or a cat shaped loofah or a pastel electric face brush

    • JaebaeB04

      768d

      Yup and I don’t I just do it before every doctors appointment or when I have plans which is basically never I need help with that big time

    • Lelemi

      768d

      I get fancy shower stuff and make it a self-care event. Try to make it more of a pampering session and less of a chore however possible!

    • peachtea

      768d

      @ashOJ I think from now on the fear of itching is gonna be enough to convince me to shower (if that is what is causing it, could also be an allergic reaction to my new meds)

    • AshOJ

      768d

      The fear of smelling bad to others

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