Thanks for the question. People have given some really good suggestions here. I was diagnosed with bipolar 16 years ago and can manage my life much better by doing the following things on a regular basis. I haven’t had an episode for 8 years now. I hope the following ways help you:
Walking, biking, dancing. Going to the gym, jogging, cleaning the house. Yoga, boxing. Any time of movement is good.
Food has a direct impact on my mood. I eat a vegetable and grain powder every day for breakfast which I have done for 7 years. It is called Self-Balancing-Food and is made in Florida in the US. It is completely organic. I swear by this. It is a super food! It is a mix of 10 vegetables and 10 grains. It works out to be about $4 per meal.
Give it a go! – it might just save your life 😊
It does have a very earthy taste at first, but now I 💖 it! As soon as I eat it I feel better. I also lost a lot of weight that I had put on because of the meds I was on. It has many benefits. They deliver to most countries. The website is here for more info:
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Meditation saved my life and is the reason why I can write this article for you today. Practicing a method where you can self-reflect and discard the mind, I think is best. At the bottom of this article is a video that explains the self-reflection meditation I have practiced for 10 years.
Meditation pulled me out of myself so I can be in the present more
My doctors told me that bipolar is inherited from our family tree. Through the method I practice I have been able to work on these inherited behaviours. Feelings like anger, sadness, anxiety have reduced significantly. In combination with the other methods recommend in this article, I have been able to live a normal life, and find purpose and joy.
I highly recommend meditation as the way to manage bipolar.
I am a supporter of medication because it has helped me to balance my mood and episodes. I have taken medication for 16 years and have tried different ones until I found something that worked for me. Because of meditation, I have been able to reduce my meds. I take much less compared to the past.
Keeping a gratitude journal is a great way to change perspective from the negative to positive. Writing what I am grateful for changes my thinking. I do this before going to sleep and it helps a lot. Even small things like:
- I’m grateful for the blue sky today
- I’m grateful for the smile the person gave me today
I’m grateful I could write this for you😊