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This is silly small success, but honestly this was not easy for me. I wanted to sleep all day. I only went from my pajamas to my robe, but at least I did take a shower!
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Not silly, not small! I had to BRIBE myself Saturday to take one, by dyeing my hair! (Took one Monday, for T!)
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I don't really understand why everyone hates taking showers so much-my shower is the highlight of my day! I could spend hours in there, daydreaming, with the warm water trickling down my back... haha. I could understand how it might be difficult to summon the energy to shower if you were depressed, but if you have the energy to buy hair dye, get excited about dying your hair, etc., then I'm guessing that you're not depressed?

A victory is a victory, no matter how small. Congrats BlueInanna!
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I bought the hair dye at least a month ago. The complete conversation was posted in another thread, but T said today it's like my mother's voice always contradicting me and anything I want to do, telling me to be quiet so she can sleep for work, get out of the bathroom so she can get ready for work, on and on. It's always getting knocked down.
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Haha - good point. I hate showers and love them. Hate them because it takes time i don't have and I don't like the hassle of drying off in my freezing apartment. Love standing under hot water though. My hot water only last about 6 minutes because i put it on scalding hot (my bf can get 12 minutes)

hmmmmm.... contemplating hopping in now.
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Lol, I hate them and love them (showers) too! I love water any form i can get it, baths and hot tubs are the best. I know it's good for me physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually. But sometimes, i just cant even wrap my head around everything i have to do, and everything seems so overwhelming. We'll take our victories where we can get them

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I tend to enjoy showers when I am in them. I do think that hot running water is the best invention ever... well tied with electricity. When I am distressed or depressed, I don't tend to want to shower though. It seems like too much.
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Some days getting out of bed is a major achievement... I remember those days... glad they are gone.

Hope your days get better soon.
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When depressed, taking a shower is a huge accomplishment!! Good for you!! I brushed my teeth yesterday and took a bath today...I am so proud of myself and I am even thinking of making a to do list to stay on track with my hygiene. I can't believe I even wrote that...I remember 10 years ago when I used to wash my hair and blow dry it every day, brush my teeth every day and even wear make up everyday... I miss the old me. Trying not to dwell on the state I am in. I'm trying to do what I can instead of resorting to stay in bed all day. It is a struggle though.
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This is silly small success, but honestly this was not easy for me. I wanted to sleep all day. I only went from my pajamas to my robe, but at least I did take a shower!
I understand completely about not wanting to take showers. I have a huge problem with this myself. In the past month or so, I've brought myself to instead of taking 1 shower a week, I am up to 2 showers a week! Poeple just tell us, oh just do it... like its that easy... easy for them maybe, but if you struggle with something its not gonna be easy. Proud of you for taking the shower!!!!!!!
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