Best tweets of the night
[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:
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 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
The crooked fluke on the first tail is pissing me the fuck off
Kesha got out of rehab, cut her hair, unfollowed Dr. Luke, changed her artistic name to Kesha Rose, and updated her twitter image, bio and header
I can feel the comeback in my bones
According to the laws of physics, a planet in the shape of a doughnut (toroid) could exist. Physicist Anders Sandberg says that such planets would have very short nights and days, an arid outer equator, twilight polar regions, moons in strange orbits and regions with very different gravity and seasons.
Read more: http://bit.ly/1kPLXGT via io9
petition to turn the earth into a fucking doughnut
THE STORY POTENTIAL FOR THIS IS AMAZING YOU COULD HAVE TWO ENTIRELY DIFFERENT CIVILIZATIONS SEPARATED BY DESERT ON THE OUTSIDE AND AN PERMANENT NIGHT-WINTER ON THE INSIDE
YOU COULD (WITH A LITTLE FUDGING ON TIDES OR SOME STABILIZATION FORCE) HAVE MOONS THAT GO THROUGH THE FUCKING HOLE, WITH LUNAR-POWERED SORCERERS LIVING ON THE INNER EQUATOR IN GIANT ICE CASTLES WAITING FOR THE TIME OF THE MONTH WHEN THE MOON ILLUMINATES THE ETERNAL NIGHTTIME AND THEIR SPELLS HAVE THE MOST POWER
YOU COULD HAVE ENTIRELY DIFFERENT SPECIES THAT EVOLVED ON OPPOSITE SIDES WHO ARE BASICALLY ALIENS ON THE SAME PLANET AND WHOEVER CROSSES THE GIANT DESERT OR ARCTIC CIRCLE (HEH) MAKES FIRST CONTACT
THIS IS SO COOL
THIS IS SO COOL
I WANT TO RUN FIFTY THOUSAND GAMES ON WORLDS LIKE THIS HOLY FUCK
THIS JUST IN IF I’M UNDERSTANDING THE MAGNETIC FIELDS CORRECTLY I THINK THE ETERNAL NIGHT ICE REALM WILL HAVE NEAR-CONSTANT ELECTRICAL STORMS
Re-reblogging for the additional stuff.
this is the coolest article oh wow
Queen Nehellenia of the Dead Moon in Alexander McQueen fall 2013.
Flaphack #7: *Magically transform an old concert lanyard into a soothing pancake scented car freshener!
*not actually magic
DENNY’S WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU EVEN DOING
WHAT IF MONEY CAME OUT OF OUR VAGINAS WHEN WE WERE ON OUR PERIODS
I’D BE BLOODY RICH
WAS THAT A PUN?
Lupita looks flawless in any color
like, i’m actually looking. and anyone of those colors would have been radiant.
I love Lupita Nyongo’s Brother
because he literally did
exactly what we would do
if we went to the Oscars
except he did it 220022932 times better.