Coping With Bipolar Disorder: Part II
In my previous article, I discussed three particular ways to cope with the stressors of Bipolar Disorder. They included routine, activities, and passion. In this article, I will expand upon this topic and include three more ways to cope with the stressors form Bipolar Disorder.
On a first note, it is important to have purpose in your life. If you do not have purpose in your life, you are not going to be happy with what you are doing. If you are not happy with what you are doing, you are going to be bored. If you are bored, you have a higher chance of having symptoms. Therefore, have purpose in your life. Have a short-term goal. Have a long-term goal. Plan your day out in advance. Have structure in your daily routine. Be productive.
Exercise On A Daily Basis
In addition to having purpose in your life, it is also important to exercise on a daily basis. When you exercise on a daily basis, you have structure in your life. In return, this enables you to feel better about yourself. In addition, when you exercise, your body releases endorphins, which increase your energy level and makes you feel happier. When your energy level increases, your mood becomes more stable and you are also less irritable as well.
In addition to having purpose in one’s life and exercising on a daily basis, another way to cope with Bipolar Disorder is to journal. Consider journaling once a day. Journaling is a way to detox your mind. It is also a form of visualization. When you journal down your thoughts and feelings on a sheet of paper, you are able to see how you are feeling and thinking on this sheet of paper. This gives you a visual image of your own perspective. Consider giving journaling a try to cope with the daily stressors associated with Bipolar Disorder.
To end this article, this article has provided three specific strategies to cope with Bipolar Disorder. They include having a purpose in your life with a sense of direction, exercising on a daily basis, in addition to journaling on a sheet of paper to get a visual image of your own thoughts and feelings. Do not become discouraged if you do not see results as first. Always remember that practice makes perfect. Continue to work hard and you will see results.
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Walters, L. (2017). Coping With Bipolar Disorder: Part II. Psych Central. Retrieved on December 14, 2017, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/coping-depression/2017/05/coping-with-bipolar-disorder-part-ii/