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derealizationdalmatian:

This actually terrifies me

derealizationdalmatian:

This actually terrifies me

I once got a text from someone saying they’d be on holiday for the weekend and thought it was a dream. For a whole week until I checked my phone by chance and saw the text.

I once got a text from someone saying they’d be on holiday for the weekend and thought it was a dream. For a whole week until I checked my phone by chance and saw the text.

cryptwhispers:

keeperofthehouse:

thatfriendlyblackguy:

lareinadesol:

myasphyxiatedmind:

umbrarex:

nineprotons:

nebet-ren:

faunils:

[Self Care When You Don’t Have the Spoons for Showering
1. Keep face wipes and deodorant by your bed. They’re easy and can make a huge difference in how you feel
2. Take sink showers. Washing your hair and face in the sink quickly works especially well if you’re a survivor having anxiety about being naked (yes, that’s totally normal)
3. Invest in a dry shampoo. You can use it in bed or sitting down on days when you can’t get up, it’s super easy, and it gets rid of oily hair really quickly
4. Use scented body lotion to make yourself smell nice- it’s grounding and makes you feel soft and clean without much effort
5. Air fresheners and scented candles can make your room smell nice and make you feel more fresh and together
6. Wear your favorite cozy clothes
7. Spray your favorite perfume on your clothes if you can’t handle changing out of pajamas
8. Sometimes if you use easy makeup products tinted lip balms can help you trick yourself into thinking you feel better]

These “no rinse” products, including the shampoo cap and the no-rinse shampoo and body wash, are also helpful:
Shampoo cap
Other products
They have both rinses/shampoos/washes which you dilute in warm water (and then use a washcloth to clean yourself) as well as wipes and the shower cap linked above which can be warmed up in the microwave.
I have moderately sensitive skin, and the shower cap and body wash we used for my partner after his surgery did not irritate my skin. YMMV, of course.

Reblogging because this could probably be useful for some folks who follow me. Plus a few are useful to me too. The scented candle thing is really nice, and I always derive comfort from my BPAL collection (to go with the #7 one).

this is important and relevant to my interests. probably my roommate too.

I should probably get some dry shampoo.
I’ve found that wet wipes make for easy sponge bathing and that really helps me feel cleaner when I can’t actually do the shower thing.

What? Why wouldn’t someone shower? Who needs a spoon to shower???
Serious question

Serious answer: This is about people who have chronic diseases [think Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, etc.] - one might find themselves in so much physical pain or fatigue, that getting showered or dressed is EXTREMELY challenging or painful. 
Spoons: references this story "Spoon Theory" - you should read it when you get a moment; it’s long but good. It allows those without a chronic disease to kind of understand how our energy will suddenly drop temporarily or just disappear after tackling some task that others may think is “no big deal”. 
I hope no one chastises you for this; it’s a good question that everyone should understand.
Sorry for the long post on your dash, but this is important. (At least it is to me, and folks like me.)

That’s interesting. I always read this as a help for people who are chronically depressed and don’t have the energy to shower, dress, or even leave the bed. 

It’s for both
Any type of illness, physical or mental.
I used to have depression and showering was actually a really huge task for me. This would have saved me a lot of bullying if I had seen this way back when
Hope it can save another

cryptwhispers:

keeperofthehouse:

thatfriendlyblackguy:

lareinadesol:

myasphyxiatedmind:

umbrarex:

nineprotons:

nebet-ren:

faunils:

[Self Care When You Don’t Have the Spoons for Showering

1. Keep face wipes and deodorant by your bed. They’re easy and can make a huge difference in how you feel

2. Take sink showers. Washing your hair and face in the sink quickly works especially well if you’re a survivor having anxiety about being naked (yes, that’s totally normal)

3. Invest in a dry shampoo. You can use it in bed or sitting down on days when you can’t get up, it’s super easy, and it gets rid of oily hair really quickly

4. Use scented body lotion to make yourself smell nice- it’s grounding and makes you feel soft and clean without much effort

5. Air fresheners and scented candles can make your room smell nice and make you feel more fresh and together

6. Wear your favorite cozy clothes

7. Spray your favorite perfume on your clothes if you can’t handle changing out of pajamas

8. Sometimes if you use easy makeup products tinted lip balms can help you trick yourself into thinking you feel better]

These “no rinse” products, including the shampoo cap and the no-rinse shampoo and body wash, are also helpful:

Shampoo cap

Other products

They have both rinses/shampoos/washes which you dilute in warm water (and then use a washcloth to clean yourself) as well as wipes and the shower cap linked above which can be warmed up in the microwave.

I have moderately sensitive skin, and the shower cap and body wash we used for my partner after his surgery did not irritate my skin. YMMV, of course.

Reblogging because this could probably be useful for some folks who follow me. Plus a few are useful to me too. The scented candle thing is really nice, and I always derive comfort from my BPAL collection (to go with the #7 one).

this is important and relevant to my interests. probably my roommate too.

I should probably get some dry shampoo.

I’ve found that wet wipes make for easy sponge bathing and that really helps me feel cleaner when I can’t actually do the shower thing.

What? Why wouldn’t someone shower? Who needs a spoon to shower???

Serious question

Serious answer: This is about people who have chronic diseases [think Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, etc.] - one might find themselves in so much physical pain or fatigue, that getting showered or dressed is EXTREMELY challenging or painful. 

Spoons: references this story "Spoon Theory" - you should read it when you get a moment; it’s long but good. It allows those without a chronic disease to kind of understand how our energy will suddenly drop temporarily or just disappear after tackling some task that others may think is “no big deal”. 

I hope no one chastises you for this; it’s a good question that everyone should understand.

Sorry for the long post on your dash, but this is important. (At least it is to me, and folks like me.)

That’s interesting. I always read this as a help for people who are chronically depressed and don’t have the energy to shower, dress, or even leave the bed. 

It’s for both

Any type of illness, physical or mental.

I used to have depression and showering was actually a really huge task for me. This would have saved me a lot of bullying if I had seen this way back when

Hope it can save another

THIS IS THE POST THAT GAVE A NAME TO THAT FEELING OMG THANK YOU

THIS IS THE POST THAT GAVE A NAME TO THAT FEELING OMG THANK YOU

Never say these things to someone dealing with these

  • Anxiety: Just calm down, everything will be fine. There is nothing to be worried about. Stop freaking out all the time.
  • Depression: Stop being sad all the time. People out there have it worse off than you. Cheer up nothing is wrong.
  • Sexual Orientation: It's just a phase. How can you know you are____ unless you had sexual experience.
  • Bipolar: It's just mood swings, everyone has them.
  • Self harm: Stop seeking attention. Stop trying to kill yourself.
  • Eating disorders: Just eat. Stop being so picky.
  • Abuse: Report who hurt you.
  • Suicide: Stop being so cowardly.
  • Sexual assault: You shouldn't have dressed like that. We were drunk, but you still said yes. You never outright said no.
  • Multiple Personality Disorder: You are making it up. There is no such thing. They are just your imaginary friends.
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: It happened in the past, stop obsessing over it. Get over it.
  • Schizophrenia: Its in your head. Stop trying to use voices as an excuse to not do something. You don't actually see them, you just want attention
  • please never say any of these things to someone who deals with these. If you hear someone say something like this to you or someone else, please say something. If you ever need someone to talk to please know that my ask is always open for you. I want to help as many people as i can.

Reblog if you’re shorter than 5’8.

amandaonwriting:

Writing Quote – Nancy Kress

#take note HP movies 
Wasn’t gonna reblog until that ^

amandaonwriting:

Writing Quote – Nancy Kress

#take note HP movies 

Wasn’t gonna reblog until that ^

please reblog this post if you adore crossovers and AUs, i want to know just how many people love throwing their muse into situations they would never experience in their canon verse