I've realised over time, even more so recently, that you can't change what your loved ones are going to do, even if you don't agree with them. You can express your feelings, you can ask them to change, but you can't force them to see things from your point of view or to act in the way you believe is right.
I'm carrying on with my positives for this month during the coronavirus lockdown. I've had some lovely ones this month and I'd love to hear yours.
It's really difficult to keep your mental health stable when there is conflict within the family unit. Recently I've been going through a disagreement with very close loved ones and it's taken its toll. I wanted to share some ways that I've been coping and important things to remember.
Living with both chronic pain and bipolar disorder can, needless to say, be extremely challenging. I feel that I'm at a place in my journey within which I'm able to effectively manage my chronic pain and my mental health, but it's a constant balancing act.
I've been trying to stay as positive as possible during this hard time. Things are tough, but one thing I always find comforting is searching for the positives (no matter how 'small') even during dark times. I wanted to start a series each month from now on of the positive's I've found throughout the month.
Lockdown is tough to say the very least. It's taking its emotional toll on many of us, and those of us with pre-existing mental illnesses are no doubt all doing our best to remain as stable as possible. That's easier said than done.
With everything that's going on in the world right now, it's understandable that it would take a toll on anyone's mental health, especially if you struggle with mental illness. I have found it really tough, but I feel that I'm coping fairly well. I wanted to share how I'm coping and managing my bipolar disorder in these tough times, in case it can help someone else who may be struggling.
It's really difficult right now to stay connected to those we love and don't live with because of lockdown. We're no longer able to pop around and visit them, to arrange to meet up or to give each other a cuddle. That's tough, and it feels strange. It can feel isolating. Thankfully, this will pass, and there are fun ways that we can stay connected through modern technology.