How’s it going?
Hope you’re ok.
A friend of mine had to go to a business meeting the other day.
Well, the day of the meeting, someone in her office was rude to her, and she became defensive.
To the point that she did not even want to go to the meeting.
She was thinking with her emotions instead of her head, and I told her so.
I said, “Make the decision to go to the meeting with your head, and let your mind direct your actions instead of letting your emotions dictate your reactions.”
She was still feeling very anxious, so I told her to “Just breathe.”
That’s it – “Just breathe.”
I’ve talked to so many people with bipolar disorder who use that method for anxiety and
It’s so simple, but it works.
Deep breathing can help you to deal with anxiety and stress.
So she listened to me, and she went to the meeting.
She did what I told her to do.
And she made things happen.
She was a success at that meeting.
I think sometimes we complicate things in our minds, and our emotions take things out of
Then we can get nervous, feel defensive, take things wrong, etc.
In my courses/systems, I tell you to really listen to your loved one, not only to what they’re saying, but also to what they are NOT saying.
SUPPORTING AN ADULT WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER?
SUPPORTING A CHILD/TEEN WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER?
HAVE BIPOLAR DISORDER?
Good communication is so very important when it comes to success.
Whether it was success for my friend, or success for you and your loved one fighting bipolar disorder together.
I was also thinking about how supporters kind of get lost in the shuffle when it comes to bipolar disorder.
I don’t think we get enough credit.
Have you ever heard the saying, “Behind every good man, there’s a good woman.”?
Well, I think it’s kind of like that.
I believe that behind every successful survivor of bipolar disorder, there’s a strong supporter helping them.
I’ve known very few people who were able to achieve stability all by themselves.
Bipolar supporters make things happen.
They make sure that their loved one takes their medication.
They make sure that their loved one goes to see their doctors and therapists.
They make sure the home setting is as stress-free an environment for their loved one as they can.
They are supportive and understanding.
When they see their loved one start to show symptoms of a bipolar episode, they make sure their loved one gets the help they need to avoid it.
They take care of themselves, so that they can be the best supporter they can be.
MAKE THINGS HAPPEN.
As a bipolar supporter, you should never be taken for granted.
Your job is very important to your loved one’s stability.
What are some of the things you do to make things happen?
What do you do to help your loved one get closer to stability?