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3 Tips To Enjoy Columbus Day With Bipolar Disorder

Introduction

Do you suffer from a mood disorder such as Bipolar Disorder?  Are you looking for three ways to enjoy your day off from work for example.  This article will provide you this information.

Go Out To Lunch With A Friend

On a first note, to enjoy Columbus Day Weekend with Bipolar Disorder you can go out to lunch with a group of friends.  It can be male or female friends or a group of friends.  It can be strictly platonic.  Each person can split the bill.  Go to a restaurant at the mall and walk around the mall afterward.  It can be a fun day.

Go On A Weekend Vacation With Your Friends

In addition to going out to lunch with a group of friends, you can also go on a weekend vacation with a group of friends.  You can go to the mountains or a city with a group of people, where there is night life.  Enjoy your weekend.  However, establish boundaries with yourself due to the Bipolar Disorder.  For instance, individuals with Bipolar Disorder have a tendency to spend a lot of money.  Do not spend a lot of money in an expensive place or do not spend a lot of money on vacation on food or gifts with a group of friends on vacation.  These are good boundaries to establish when going on vacation with a group of friends.

Go To The Library And Have A Me Day

In addition to going out to lunch with a group of friends and also going on vacation with a group of friends, it is also important to engage in me time.  This is important because it is important to engage in self-care strategies with Bipolar Disorder.  To do this, for instance, you can go to the library and have a me day.  For instance, you can pick out a book and and read it outside on your porch with lunch on Columbus Day.

Conclusion

To end this article, three tips have been mentioned for individuals with Bipolar Disorder to have a productive Columbus Day weekend.  They include: going out to lunch with friends, going on vacation with friends, in addition to going to the library and having a me day.  The first two are important because they enable the individual with Bipolar Disorder to engage in social support.  The last one is important because it enables the individual with Bipolar Disorder to engage in self-care.

3 Tips To Enjoy Columbus Day With Bipolar Disorder

Lauren Walters

My name is Lauren Walters. I am currently heading into my final semester of graduate school for Mental Health Counseling in the Spring of 2016. Through my own experiences with mental illness, I love to inspire others through my writings and reassure them that they can live healthy, productive lives, despite mental illness. I hope you enjoy my articles. Feel free to comment. I will be sure to respond to you questions and/or comments in a prompt manner. Enjoy!


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APA Reference
Walters, L. (2017). 3 Tips To Enjoy Columbus Day With Bipolar Disorder. Psych Central. Retrieved on December 17, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/coping-depression/2017/10/3-tips-to-enjoy-columbus-day-with-bipolar-disorder/

 

Last updated: 11 Oct 2017
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 11 Oct 2017
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