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Old 03-27-2019, 12:27 PM #21
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I've also used an alexa skill to try to motivate me (it's a kids show that encourages children to brush their teeth while listening to jokes)

but I just listen to the show and get congratulated for brushing my teeth at the end, even though I didn't actually do it
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oh man i am glad to hear that i am not alone in having issues with Hygiene . Water is difficult for me to deal with the sound of the water triggers old problems. Also brushing my teeth can be a problem, does anyone else neglect brushing their teeth?
i remember when it wasn't this way.
thanks Tams
I dont ever remember a time when hygiene wasnt a problem. Esp teeth. It usually takes a crisis (receding gums causing a toothache) for me to act, then once the crisis is resolved, i start slacking off again. I follow the same pattern in dieting, housecleaning, any self-care, any good habits. What is wrong with me?!
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@raging vortex: Sometimes I will brush my teeth while in the shower, just an idea.

I use facial wipes, body cleansing wipes, and dry shampoo for those days I do not shower. That routine likely takes as long as a shower would take, but, as you know, it can be hard to shower.

Going from showering daily and going on about one’s day until MI develops and the shower becomes ... an issue, to say the least.

I agree that some of us are not routine-driven or what is routine to us is foreign to many. As long as I have my responsibilities covered and it is not negatively impacting my life (including relationships), I am an adult and I go with my personal flow.
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@raging vortex: Sometimes I will brush my teeth while in the shower, just an idea.

I use facial wipes, body cleansing wipes, and dry shampoo for those days I do not shower. That routine likely takes as long as a shower would take, but, as you know, it can be hard to shower.

Going from showering daily and going on about one’s day until MI develops and the shower becomes ... an issue, to say the least.

I agree that some of us are not routine-driven or what is routine to us is foreign to many. As long as I have my responsibilities covered and it is not negatively impacting my life (including relationships), I am an adult and I go with my personal flow.


I like that idea of thinking. thanks for sharing what you think

and brushing your teeth in the shower is a great idea!

I don't think I've really told anyone, but I love the taste of minty toothpaste. I just like squeezing it in to my mouth without actually brushing
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Dry shampoo helps out wonderfully when you want to both give yourself a break but also want to feel like you are keeping up with the world around you and not letting sza win. It can give you a buffer day or two appearance wise and therefore self esteem and being hard on yourself wise which is just great because this disease is hard enough without having to constantly be reminded physically of the struggle
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I'll have to get some dry shampoo then! I struggle with hygiene too, including brushing my teeth. I do shower and brush teeth if I have to for the sake of others when I smell really bad though. Sometimes pacing around my neighborhood helps me for some reason, don't know if it's an endorphin thing or the sweat just motivates me.
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i have done something to improve my hygiene !!!
I spent a month picking out a new hair color and a new cut. I also had to go out and be in the real world for 3 hours to accomplish the task.
3 weeks ago i got a new look that if i wanted it to look the way i had it cut i would have to wash and condition it as well as blow dry and flat iron it to create what i intended.
It worked my hair is awesome when i take care of it and i am so happy when its clean and styled that i find it easier to force myself to get cleaned up. i take 2 showers a week now that is better than i was doing before.
I also bought some new toothpaste called pronamel intensive enamel repair that i am going to really try to start using tomorrow.
i will post a picture of my hair cut and new color for you guys to see what i chose.
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my thoughts and heart are with you all suffering from poor hygiene it feels like you can't muster up the energy or strength to do daily tasks.
I'm going to try i want to work up to a shower every 3 days if i can. wish me luck friends.
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i have done something to improve my hygiene !!!
I spent a month picking out a new hair color and a new cut. I also had to go out and be in the real world for 3 hours to accomplish the task.
3 weeks ago i got a new look that if i wanted it to look the way i had it cut i would have to wash and condition it as well as blow dry and flat iron it to create what i intended.
It worked my hair is awesome when i take care of it and i am so happy when its clean and styled that i find it easier to force myself to get cleaned up. i take 2 showers a week now that is better than i was doing before.
I also bought some new toothpaste called pronamel intensive enamel repair that i am going to really try to start using tomorrow.
i will post a picture of my hair cut and new color for you guys to see what i chose.
this is the color
Rose brown | my newest haircut and color in 2019 | Hair, Gold hair colors, Hair styles
this is the cut
58 Short Bobs Hair Cuts Hairstyles 2019 | my newest haircut and color | Hair, Short hair with layers, Hair cuts
my thoughts and heart are with you all suffering from poor hygiene it feels like you can't muster up the energy or strength to do daily tasks.
I'm going to try i want to work up to a shower every 3 days if i can. wish me luck friends.
Tams


look at you go.

that sounds brilliant- all that you're doing to improve

I certainly need to do something with my hair (it's so long now), and I probably need to do my teeth a bit more often (the kids skill I found on alexa doesn't actually motivate me, I just use it for the jokes)

even yesterday when my breath was smelling unpleasant I didn't do my teeth. just dulled it with cola. I'm not sure what went so wrong, used to be really good with teeth
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I absolutely have to wash my hair every day, but I do it in the kitchen sink. I also absolutely have to brush my teeth every morning, and I just do it in the bathroom sink.

I HATE having a shower. I had one the other day - first time since last October when I was on vacation. But I felt like I really needed it. Otherwise I shower as needed - literally only a handful of times a year. I just absolutely hate it to no end. I bought a hot tub six years ago thinking it would be the answer to my issues, but I never use it. I just hate getting wet for any reason.
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