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Don't let yourself go just because you're not getting out as much as you used to. Get dressed – every single day – in something nice - shoes and jewelry, and even make-up if you wear it. Not only does it give you a psychological boost, but being dressed makes it harder to just crawl back into bed for a nap. It's too easy to lapse into slobbery when you're not feeling well. And slopping around leads to a loss of self-respect and of self-esteem.
This is so true but go one step further and do lots of stretching exercises to help get going.
This tip is a good one and I believe it. I just wish my bra didn't hurt! When you hurt all over, it's important to be comfortable. There's a project for me - find a different bra! If I don't have to go out, I just wear my nightgown and housecoat and I know that's not a good thing.
ok.. bending down to put your shoes on every single day ...impossible some days..jewelry I can't even close the clasps most days. makeup first you have to touch your skin which is painful but also raise your arms that high.. although I understand the authors idea behind this tip and self esteem boost...mine drops from the frustration and pain of trying to accomplish these things on a good day much less a bad day.
I needed this. More than you will ever know. Thank you.
great tip. i couldn't agree more. it's so easy to not bother to get dressed when you don't work outside your home, but i DO know that when i MAKE myself clean up, i feel better mentally. which automatically makes me feel better physicallly.
That's a good tip if people are able to do it. I don't always feel up to getting dressed, but most days I do straighten my bed where it looks nice, and that helps. But some people have fibromyalgia so severe that they are unable to get out of bed. And some, like me, have bad days & better days (not "good", just better), and some days we may be able to get dressed, but some days we aren't.