- May 4, 2009
Thanks, this is something I've been thinking too. I have money nowadays and I never take myself clothes shopping or to get my hair cut. I was looking back on pictures of myself as a teenager/early 20s the other day and was shocked at how much more attractive I looked :/ I just made more effort then. And that's going to make you feel better, right? I had MH problems at the time - more severe ones than now, tbh - but I can remember how beautiful I felt and that I used to take a lot of pride in getting myself ready in the morning and really held my head up high when I was out and about. So I thought, next weekend (no time this weekend), I'll go out shopping and buy myself new clothes and I'll get rid of the old ones that are getting a bit scruffy, and that will help too.I was once asked by a therapist if I would speak to a friend or treat a friend th way I treat myself I said no ,she said that I needed to be nicer to myself and treat myself like I would treat a friend !So doing little things for yourself eg A haircut, a pamper,movie and a really nice meal whatever would cheer you up I even buy myself flowers sometimes !Try not to do everything at once maybe just clear an area at a time in your flat ,also ask your flatmate to help out with a bit of cleaning ! Maybe once u have had this deep clean you could come up with a rota so that you booth contribute towards keep ing the flat tidy !