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Old 10-09-2015, 02:45 PM #11
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My biggest challenge with changing habits is inconsistency. I'm typically pretty negative to begin with, but those moments when I Do become inspired or hopeful and optimistic (probably due to mania) are so short lived that I can't seem to make any lasting changes. It's very frustrating! I would love to just have a positive, forward momentum that doesn't go away after a day or two.
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Im reading this in my underpants. My apartment is always too hot!!

(((Alone and confused))) consistency is a big thing for me too. This is the first since like forever that i have kept at something for like a month. Something would ALWAYS upset my applecart and set me off course. Some demand from the outside world - even something like a dentist appointment would overtire me or something, i dont know. And then i would get TOO hungry and overeat. The dental school where i go is EXTREMELY slow - like 3 hours to just clean your teeth. The waiting drives me nuts.
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Wanted to post a good outcome. I got dressed this morning. took stuff to goodwill & sold some books and got lunch. The case worker showed up shortly after I got home, I was dressed and had progress to report!!

now to do as Alone said...forward momentum
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Took Sunday off and didn't get dress but it was a conscious decision. Getting dressed everyday has lead to an increase in productivity, just doing stuff I've put off for a long time.
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I followed your lead and I got dressed this morning. After first cup of tea, I cleaned up and put on pair of comfy jeans and a decent top that is the type I would wear outside the apartment. I just put my hair in a high ponytail and bobby-pinned back my bangs.

I did feel like a grown up, and I think I've been more productive today because of it. And, I did not hesitate to take out the garbage, because I was already dressed.
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It's amazing isn't it! I even stopped off yesterday and got my hair cut! I think my head is about 5 lbs lighter.
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Oh, well done you, Sidestepper. I'm impressed. I love that lighter feeling after a cut.

I really need to get my hair cut. I've been cutting it myself for the past year and a half, but it's gotten out of hand. Hopefully Friday I can work up the nerve to stop by my local first choice and get it done.
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How the hair cutting go Tea?
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Oh sidestepper, thanks for asking. I'm afraid I'm stuck at home with a cold, it just hit me yesterday. Next week, for sure.
I did manage to get dressed early in the day ( in regular grown-up clothes) three days this week, so I'm pleased with that.
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That's great, getting dressed in grown up clothes! I did today too, but I had to see the pnurse so...yeah a bit of a reason. But I did add a necklace and earrings, that I haven't done in ages. It's getting dressed on the days of no place to go that counts more.
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