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How Do You Start To Care About Yourself?

How Do You Start To Care About Yourself?

How do you do it? I just don't care about myself. I know how to care for myself. I'm asking how to care ABOUT myself.

Everything I do is for someone else or because I'm "supposed" to do it but nothing that has to do with my own wants and needs seems important enough to me to prioritize.

I know logically that I'm supposed to care about myself. Care what I eat or how healthy I am but I just...don't.

How do I change this?

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I write everything in my planner and it helps me accomplish things...even small things like painting my nails.

posted about 1 year ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Know the exact feelings. Start slowly with diet change to something healthier. Try to find an activity you like to do such as walking a dog or taking a walk. See if that helps. Best of luck!

posted about 1 year ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

The sorrow diet is the worst! Besides all the other things going on, I would find myself almost fainting because of lack of food and it messed with my meds. Really trying now to eat at least one full meal a day. But what I really need to do is get back to exercising.

posted about 1 year ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I’m familiar with the sorrow diet.

posted about 1 year ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Since all of this happened I have lost a great deal of weight. My doctor is happy that my blood pressure is low and all my test came back good. What she is unhappy about is how I lost the weight. There would be days that I couldn’t eat, I just couldn’t get the energy to eat. I would live on Diet Coke. So now I have to write down what I eat, somedays I still eat almost nothing.

edited, originally posted about 1 year ago
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