4 thoughts on “Getting Myself to Wake Up

  • February 5, 2013 at 12:31 am

    When I was reading, I just felt you were describing me. Sometimes it depress me, because I feel I’m sabotaging myself on purpose, even when I don’t know why. In this moment I feel so angry with my self, cause I know I just making my life harder. Anyway, thanks for share, it’s good to know I’m not the only one.

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  • February 5, 2013 at 1:18 am

    Those are days to congratulate yourself for getting from bed to work in amazing time.

    If you’ve seen that Darren Brown guy, he put one awkward guy across from a cool heroic guy and had the awkward guy mirror the behavior of the hero for a long time. Afterwards the awkward guy was mentally in sync with the other guy.

    I don’t care about morning routines, but if I did maybe I’d try to mirror some british snob with a nightmarishly perfect morning routine, probably involving tea and crumpets.

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  • February 14, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    I have bipolar and I have been in remission for 2 years. But to be honest I had all the feelings and thoughts you described in my past life. You just need to know that these are normal according to your moods since your self conscious changes with your mood swings. So the way you think about the outside world or your inside thoughts and feelings is directly related to your anxiety, stress or depression. They have a direct effect on you. But that is not a big deal. I recommend you to look for medications which help you get out of this situation since it was the solution for me, but for the mean time I suggest you make a daily plan in every morning not the day before. Manage your days as it begins. You are different every day as long as you are not in remission. Even in remission sometimes people become different day in day out. Wake up calmly in the morning, relax, enjoy your breakfast and spend around 15 minutes making your daily plan. Even if you dont have 15 min you dont have to make a full-day plan, make it up to 5 oclock for example till you come back from work. Then when you get home make another plan for the rest of the day. I found this method by experience when I had to study hard for the entrance exam to get into university 6 years ago and it worked. But as you said, the hardest part is just the beginning of the day. Try to wake up on time, then move forward as the day goes by. Remember, you’re not the same everyday to have fixed pre-defined plans, even there are mood swings in one single day, so you need to monitor yourself, watch your ups and downs and have ” flexible plans ” for your day. I hope it helps you get along with the problem you described. Wish you best of luck.

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  • June 5, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    I just came across this – a psychologist friend posted your blog on facebook,, anyhow, that’s why I’m writing so late on this post. I see it’s in February – I hope you’re feeling better now. You sound like you’re seeing right into my brain — I feel the same way often, and February is by far the worst. I live in the midwest and February is attrocious. It’s grey. It’s cold and damp. There is NOTHING to look forward to. People are busy but not with the fun stuff of the holidays. If you live in a February-sucks land, no wonder you were feeling lousy. Bi-Polar’ness just makes it tougher… I feel ya’. It’s spring now, where I am,,, and a walk outside does wonders!

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