Bipolar? What Works?

Hi, how’s it going? Hope you are doing well.

I know a woman who is a single mother who works at home. She has had a lot of difficulty in the past coming up with ideas for babysitting. The people that would have normally helped her out didn’t believe she needed it since she worked at home.

But she couldn’t focus on her work with a screaming toddler running around getting into things. If you have dealt with children very much, you will probably understand what I’m talking about.

So I helped her come up with a plan to figure out how she was going to cope. She swapped babysitting with some of her other friends who had children. She found a public play room that she could go work at while her son played. She found a babysitter who was willing to work for cheaper than the average going rate, and we determined that she could afford to pay her as long as she made sure she got her work done.

All in all, we found a babysitting plan that would work for her. It took a lot of time, ideas, and effort to make it work. It was very stressful on her. But in the long run it was worth it. She had almost lost her job at one point because of this, but now her job was going strong.

It’s the same sort of thing when you’re trying to find a treatment plan that works for you. There’s no one-size-fits-all treatment plan. What works for you won’t work for John down the street. But when you find the treatment plan that will work for you, it will be worth the hassle.

It may be stressful in the meantime. That’s just a price that you have to pay to obtain stability. The process of finding a treatment plan that will work for you is more trial and error than anything else.

You have to experiment with other people’s suggestions and ideas you come across to find out if any of them will work for you. You can use many of the suggestions that I provide in my various services, but let’s face it, not every single one will work for you. I’m hoping a lot of them will, though. And chances are you’ll find some very valuable information in them – that’s why I write them. But until you find out if they work for you, they do you no good.

Make sure that whatever you experiment with is safe before you try it out. If someone gives you a suggestion that seems off the wall, then talk to your therapist about it and see what they have to say. If they say that it’s a bad idea, then chances are you should follow your gut instinct and steer clear. If they think it’s a good idea, then you might try it – cautiously. If they’re not sure, then be extremely careful if you do decide to try it.

Make sure that your supporters are behind you every step of the way, and make sure that you keep communication with them open. Despite any frustration you may come across in the meantime, you will know that it was all worth it when you are living recovery.

What are your thoughts on this?

Well, I have to go!

Your Friend,


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