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Welcome to the Habit Change forum!

We envision this forum a place where people can go to check-in, give and get support related to trying to change a specific habit or behavior in their lives.

Habit change is hard, but there are a lot of great apps, life hacks, tips, and other things that can help you in your journey. Folks here can also help you with checking in on a regular basis, and support you in the process of habit change.

So get started today! Pick a single habit or behavior in your life you'd like to change (e.g., "Be more thoughtful with my partner," "Be on time for at least one thing this week," "Say no once to a request someone makes of me (if you're always a "yes" person, even when you're overwhelmed!)").

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Thinking about hard times instead of the good.
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my ocd that is getting me in trouble again and my weight issues
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my ocd that is getting me in trouble again and my weight issues
I can relate! It can be so hard. One step forward and two back. I hate it when I blow my successes. Resisting the food stuff then giving in. Resisting the negative chronic thoughts and then falling all apart when something happens. I keep thinking if life were smoother or the people around me would just be good and nice that then I could get better. So I am up and down like a yo yo. Hard though because the general trend is down with some relieving moments. It makes you wonder can it happen? Can I make progress? Can I feel better?
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So get started today! Pick a single habit or behavior in your life you'd like to change
I know I read this post the first day it was posted but I don't remember reading the above. I probably read it and realized that I didn't feel I could post a habit without committing to change it and didn't feel ready to do that.

Even now, when my depression is about as mild as it has been in years (by "now", I mean the past two days) it's very hard for me to commit to a change in behavior because of fear of failure.

I did go to the gym this week for the first time in a very long time and exercise very gently for about 30 minutes. That has been a goal of mine for several months now, so I'm pleased that I finally went for the first time.
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This sounds bad...but right now for me getting dressed everyday would be a stride forward. I changed PJs but don't bother with real clothes and it's become a bad habit I need to change.

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That's exactly where I was when I joined PC back last winter. I had spent most of two years in my PJs (not the same ones) except for when I went out.

I like to wear comfortable clothes at home, so I've started making the effort to change into yoga pants and a top in the mornings.

The only real difference between those and pajamas is that I can answer the door wearing them midday without getting funny looks.
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Thanks jo...your right it's not like in my moms time when woman were expected to dress in girdles, hose and have their make up on with the dress all done with spray. This reminds me I gotta go get dress, thanks jo.
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Real people clothes! Now maybe I'll get out and about today. Again thanks Jo and Doc John.
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Oh my goodness. I never wear real people clothes at home. My pyjamas are all Yoga pants (black or charcoal grey) plus a T-shirt sometimes a sweater over top. I usually put on a bra before my first cup of tea, but sometimes I only do that if I'm leaving the apartment. I shower and put clean ones on each day- but not until the end of the day -like 2 pm. I choose pjs that also pass as real clothes, so it looks like I'm not wearing pjs if someone comes to the door or when I get the mail, take out the garbage, that sort of thing.

I only wear real clothes to the laundry room and when I'm leaving the house! And sometimes I wear my pyjamas to the laundry room.

I don't think I'm fooling anyone, I'm certainly not fooling myself! I don't actually own enough outside clothes to 'dress' each day. I wore a uniform at my last job. But this is something I'd like to do for myself. Even it it's just jeans and a sweater.

Thanks for this, sidestepper.

I think it would open up my life a bit more, if I got back in the habit of:

1. Eat breakfast
2. Exercise
3. Shower
4. Get dressed and tidied up in a way that I would if I were going somewhere.

and preferably before noon!
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