3 thoughts on “Can Bipolar Disorder Worsen Procrastination?

  • May 13, 2015 at 7:52 am

    As ususal, the word “fear ” is avoided here. Why can’t professionals just “lay bare” the true root cause?

  • May 15, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    does bipolar disorder contribute to procrastination…I live with bipolar disorder so I believe I am just the person who could answer a question like this. so let me get back to you in a few months with my answer…

  • May 19, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    There are many expressions of Bipolar symptoms and innumerable personalities living with them. So it’s not so easy just putting it all in one neat little box. However, there are some principles that will be useful if you have bipolar symptoms or if you are living with someone who does:

    1. Fear debilitates; love motivates–love unconditionally.
    2. Unreasonable expectations are unreachable expectations; be reasonable, be patient.
    3. Consistency begets consistency; if you don’t have it, make it part of your everyday routine.

    Regarding #1, connect with safe people. We all need real and intimate friendships (same sex friends, spouse, close family members etc.). Healthy balanced relationships are the source of all fulfillment in life. We cannot have healthy real love for ourselves or for others if we are not connected. I realize for some this is extremely scary.

    Regarding #2, challenge all your beliefs. A belief that cannot stand-up to a challenge should not stand at all! Our expectations grow out of our beliefs. Unhealthy, unachievable, unreasonable and every other kind of “un” expectation comes from false beliefs. False beliefs gotta go!

    Regarding #3, bipolar is a swing from this to that to the other and so on. Just keep it simple to begin with and start to build consistency in your every-day routine. Get up at the same time everyday give or take an hour at most. Create a hygiene routine for your morning. Create a breakfast routine, a morning reading routine, a morning exercise routine and so on; you get the idea. Then do the same for after work. This will become your first “anchor”.

    If you can’t find a way to do this, it is time for a good counselor. Please do not be ashamed about your symptoms. We all need help now and then. You are NOT your symptoms, you are a wonderful and valuable individual who deserves fulfillment in life.


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