Thanks for the answer. Sorry if I'm bothering you, feel free to tell me so. I didn't think along 'be healthy and lose weight' lines. I know lots of people who forget to shower or don't treat small injuries properly or forget to eat or sleep completely or don't know how to deal with common illnesses and disturbances (colds, headaches, flus), and I wondered if there's a point in setting up a blog to try and help with that and if you thought it a workable idea. I just didn't words right at first.
You’re not bothering me at all! I think that anything health related is a slippery slope, and it’s one that’s outside of my comfort zone. I know a lot of people use the “make your bed” reminder as a placeholder for “brush your teeth” or “take a shower,” and the “unfuck tomorrow morning” reminder already tells you to brush your teeth and the 11 p.m. one tells you to go to bed. I think that people can tailor the system in a way that works for them, which can include schoolwork or exercise or whatever you need help with, but I don’t want to be the one telling people what to do with their health. If that makes sense.
Hi there. So the last reblog mentions the need for an Unfuck Your Body tumblr. While I can see that this could result in body shaming and stuff, do you think something could be made of the idea? Some sort of daily reminder on taking care of one's body in a few simple steps? Or would that end up too controversial? And do you think people would actually be interested in something like it?
This has come up a few times in the past, so I’ll just repeat my stance on this:
I’ve been asked this several times, but I have no intention of getting into the health/fitness arena, and here’s why:
- It’s deeply personal. There’s so much variation on what’s “healthy” for people that no one system could possibly be right for everyone.
- It’s potentially triggering in a number of ways, and I don’t want to get into that.
- It’s far too easy to give bad advice. And unlike bad advice here that really only results in stuff around your house not getting clean, bad health advice is potentially dangerous, and I care about Team UfYH too much for that.
- The principles of UfYH (20/10s, doing what you can while working within your own limitations, celebrating your accomplishments instead of beating yourself up for what’s still left to do) can all be applied to many things, health included. I want to leave it up to each person to do what’s right and healthy and best for them.
Basically, I don’t want to fuck around with people’s health. There’s too much potential for harm.
This is a general answer because I’ve been asked similar questions a number of times, and is no way meant as any kind of dig at the asker.
Hi there. I sort of have a problem with getting started on things unless someone or something kicks me in the ass and tells me 'go! do! now!'. So I need some serious, low tech, low budget ass-kicking. Any ideas on how to achieve this? (I manage to make my bed some time during the day, generally the very second I see your reminder to do it [which is awesome, thanks], but I usually don't manage much more than that, and it's just not enough any more).
Set alarms. Use browser add-ons like Self Control to limit your recreational internet usage. Get yourself an accountability buddy who will, in fact, tell you to go and do it now.