I hope your day is going well.
I am behind schedule because I have been in pain.
Oh before I tell you about that, I need some help soon.
I am going to be posting a new job position for a person who can do a wide variety of things including but not limited to writing, researching, editing, admin stuff, thinking, planning and problem solving. I already have many people who work for me who fit this description but I need one more.
This would be a great position for someone who is on disability AND has one or more mental illnesses like bipolar disorder.
This does NOT mean I would not hire someone who does not have a mental illness.
I will be posting something soon about this.
Okay, I hurt my back AGAIN yesterday in the gym. I can’t believe it. It’s hard for me to sit for long periods of time.
It’s really odd, in the last few months, I have done things I have done in years:
-fall in the river (hiking…hasn’t happen in probably 16 years)
-slip and fall on ice (hasn’t happen in like 10 years)
-hurt my back (twice…hasn’t happen in like 8 years).
Very strange. Hopefully I got all the bad stuff out of the way for the year : )
Okay, let’s move on to today’s topic instead of getting you to feel bad for me.
I need to talk to you about something.
It’s something I taught about a few months ago as well but I wanted to bring it up again, okay?
Anyway, I got an email from someone that says that so much of what I say is incorrect.
That doesn’t bother me, because I know it isn’t true.
Then the person says that they just want to be heard.
Ok, a lot of people say that.
Then the person says how hard it is to live with bipolar disorder and that I don’t understand and it’s the worst.
Is this person a bipolar cry baby like someone who has bipolar disorder said to me?
I mean, talking about your problems is one thing.
Even a little complaining might be ok.
But there are forums for that – like your support group. Or even your friends or family.
But too much complaining might be considered being a cry baby.
Think about it – if someone comes to you and cries on your shoulder about their problems, you probably don’t mind, do you?
But if they go on and on and on about them (especially if you can’t do anything about them), you might consider them a cry baby.
In my courses/systems below, I talk about effective problem solving techniques:
NEW LEARN THE SECRETS OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER?
SUPPORTING AN ADULT WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER?
SUPPORTING A CHILD/TEEN WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER?
HAVE BIPOLAR DISORDER?
Is your loved one a bipolar cry baby?
Do they come to you and complain about all their problems?
About things you can do nothing about?
And, if they do, how does it make you feel?
So, you don’t want to be that way, do you?
You don’t want to be a bipolar cry baby, I know you don’t.
So what’s the alternative?
I know I’ve told you this before, but it bears repeating.
You have to learn to be a good problem solver.
One way to do this is to list out all your problems.
Then you start listing out all the possible solutions, from the simplest to the most impossible, however you brainstorm them (someone told me, “the impossible just takes a little longer.”).
Now, I’m not saying that all these ideas are going to work, or even that you’re going to find your solution the first time that you try this technique. But at least you TRY to find a solution, instead of “crying” about it! And if you keep trying, I bet you WILL find a solution.
The important thing is that you become a problem solver instead of a bipolar cry baby, like that person said.
One person told me, “If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem.”
Good advice, don’t you think?
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