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I did it. I took a shower…

I’d of never ever thought I’d be where I’m at today. Where showering is such a victory.

7 months ago I was the woman who held a full time job, paid my bills and raised two children on my own and we lived in a home that I worked very hard to buy. Life is what we make it right?? So I made sure to make it the best I possibly could and I was happy. I remember waking up eager to start a new day each morning. I remember the feeling of satisfaction and love each night as I tucked my kids into bed. My life wasn’t perfect but we were very blessed. Sure there were bumps in the road but I overcame every obstacle that came my way. As a teenager I was diagnosed with anxiety and depression and unfortunately they reared their ugly heads from time to time when things got tough, but I knew the protocol and how to care for myself during those times. I’d rest and give myself extra self love and care and things would return to normal.

Then in August my life flipped completely upside down as I slowly begin to enter my first “depressive episode”. Fast forward 7 months to today and I’m STILL here… engulfed in the darkness. My coping mechanisms no longer work and I can’t just jump back to normal like in the past. However, today I managed a shower. I hadn’t had one in over a week and I stayed in there for an hour trying to scrub the depression away. I can only wish it worked that way… but I’m proud of myself. I did it. I tried all week but today I made it happen. It’s the small victories that lead to bigger ones. I took a shower and I’m exhausted.

#Showering #Selfcare #Selflove #hygeine #progress #MajorDepressiveDisorder #Anxiety #CPTSD #TheMighty


forgot to take care of myself #hygeine #Depression #Selfcare

I have felt like i am drowning with finishing this semester online where nothing feels real. I am almost done but finishing Monday. Due to spending all my time working I haven’t been taking care of myself. my apartment is a mess, i feel dirty and have fallen out of a salt care/ hygiene routine. I can’t even remember what to do and in what order. when I finish my semester i want to have a whole day to getting myself back and taking care of myself. any suggestions of what to do?? also kind of pampering myself to reward myself for finishing this awful semester. thanks !


#dailylife #littlethings #hygeine

So for those who might struggle with serious depression and numbness regarding life, how do you guys pull through to shower and brush teeth? Cause I’m struggling so hard rn


Anyone else struggle with showering? #Depression

I feel so embarrassed that I can’t get myself to shower, I don’t know what it is but I just can’t. I stand there staring at it and always end up giving up and going back to bed, I get “depression hair” hair so bad my hair is one huge knot. Any tips to actually get in the shower. Not the bs “just do it” #Depression #Shower #Selfcare #hygeine


Severe depression sufferers- total honesty- what’s the longest you’ve gone without showering? #honesty ##PTSD # #Depr #Showerless #hygeine

I was reflecting today about my cycles and the signs when I’m in a down time. My hygiene is the first to go. A few years ago in some of the worst years of my depression everyone around me tip toed around how bad off I really was. Most even ignored it. Sad part was that I spent weeks, 2 different houses , with blankets over my living room windows to keep it dark. Uhhh how was that not a sign? I also was not showering at all. I hated how gross I felt. I hated what I looked like and was so ashamed. my longest was probably close to 3.5 weeks. I still can’t believe it. Anyone able to relate?


I did it

I did go to the dentist today.
I couldn’t get myself into the shower, but at least I made it to the dentist. #Depression #hygeine


Anyone else struggle with hygeine at the end of the day? #hygeine #hygiene #Anxiety #Depression #Sleep

In high school, I struggled with depression and I got to a point where i stopped brushing my teeth at night, for about 2 years.

Nowadays, i habit track brushing my teeth and i’m a graduate student, living at home. I still find it hard to brush my teeth some nights at home. I get home, eat dinner, and i’m so tired that i climb into bed, ending up quickly falling asleep w/o getting ready for bed. And then i’ll feel bad that i didn’t brush up and find myself consistently waking up, as though in my subconscious, i am waking myself up periodically so i can go brush up.