How’s it going? Hope you are doing really well and have a great day today.
I wanted to tell you about this important lesson I learned.
You may not remember but I actually body build NON competitively. That means I don’t do contents, get on stage, and I do it as a hobby.
I do most of all the stuff people who compete do except get on stage and take steroids. I don’t take any steroids and everything I do is natural.
Anyway, I hang out with a number of people who do the same thing.
For me, since I am really busy, I have not learned how to cook well. I don’t use spices — only pepper and maybe some stuff that has a lot of things in it that are spicy with no salt. I forget what it’s called and I want to get this daily email done without any further delay.
I met a lady in the gym who suggested to spice up my meatloaf (which is basically glorified ground turkey in a pan LOL) I should add onions and it would taste better, she said. She also suggested I add an onion to the gigantic amount of green beans that I eat every week. Or two onions.
(NOTE-I am truly the WORST cook. Period)
Other than it making me cry a lot when I was cutting it, I thought no big deal.
However one friend of mine warned, “Dude, onions will mess you up.”
So after a few weeks of thinking about it, I decided to try it.
BUT, you know me, I track stuff. So I was getting prepared to track how I felt, looked, thought, energy level, etc.
After two weeks, something amazing happened! The onions did start to smooth me out, which essentially means that it makes you look less tight.
There was only one variable I changed in my eating plan–onions.
Now you might think, “No way.”
Here’s the thing. When I took it out of my eating plan, the smoothness went away in a week. Amazing!
What the heck does this have to do with bipolar disorder? You’re probably thinking.
Absolutely nothing. I gotta go.
LOL just kidding. It does.
In my courses/systems below:
SUPPORTING AN ADULT WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER?
SUPPORTING A CHILD/TEEN WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER?
HAVE BIPOLAR DISORDER?
I teach about how the smallest changes can make the biggest impact.
You do have to monitor the things you’re changing, though, like I said above, like I did.
Like you’re eating habits. Like in my courses /systems, like I was saying, I talk about how important diet is to your loved one’s treatment plan (and your own diet). Because just a small change can make you feel so much healthier. Now that sounds like a small thing, but it is very important.
And exercise. Another seemingly small thing, right? But just starting to exercise, or changing up your exercise routine, can make such a big difference, because it can lower your stress level, and that IS a big thing when it comes to bipolar disorder.
Especially for supporters, because you have to deal with so much stress just being a supporter, am I right?
Think about your sleep, too. Seems like another small thing, too. Especially for your loved one, because not enough sleep an be a trigger to a bipolar manic episode, and you definitely don’t want that, do you?
So my point is, like the onion (don’t laugh!), small changes can make a big difference!
It’s really true. It’s you and your loved one’s job to look at all the changes made to see what can adversely affect the bipolar disorder.
Don’t ever say, “oh that won’t matter, that can’t hurt.” It can. You just never know.
My mom can’t drink several drinks because of her bipolar disorder. Everyone else with bipolar disorder can drink the same stuff and not have any problems. Odd huh?
Ever happen to you or your loved one?
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