How’s it going for you today?
I hope you’re having a good day.
They say that what you see is what you get.
I say that what you see is not necessarily what you get!
Here’s what I mean:
You can hope for one thing…
And then get surprised when you get something totally different.
You can look at something a certain way and think you’re sure of what you see…
Then find out it’s not.
Think about optical illusions, for example.
If you look at it one way, you see one thing.
But if you look at it another way, you see something else.
The important thing when it comes to bipolar disorder, like I say in my courses/systems, is
that you DO look at what is facing you, however.
SUPPORTING AN ADULT WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER?
SUPPORTING A CHILD/TEEN WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER?
HAVE BIPOLAR DISORDER?
Optical illusions can “trick” us.
Well, bipolar disorder can trick you the same way.
You think you see it one way, but something changes, and you can see it a totally other
A lot of it has to do with your attitude.
If you look at something with a positive attitude, you’re going to see it one way.
But if you look at it with a negative attitude, you’re going to see it another way.
When you apply this principle to bipolar disorder, you can see the difference that your attitude
If you look at your loved one’s recovery from bipolar disorder with a positive viewpoint, you’re
going to see them as stable someday.
And you hope for that day.
If you look at your loved one’s bipolar disorder with a negative attitude, however, you may think
that they’ll never get better.
Think about that optical illusion.
There are two ways to look at the same thing.
One supporter put it this way:
“Right now my son is not stable
with his bipolar disorder. But
at least he’s trying his best. It’s
just that he keeps having problems
with his medication. Sometimes
he gets discouraged, but I try to
keep him optimistic, because I am
a positive person, and I try to keep
him focused on the future and that
someday he will be better, that
soon they’ll get his medications
That’s the difference that a good attitude can make.
This woman is a good supporter.
Having a positive outlook can help you get through the hard times.
It can keep you looking forward to the “someday” of stability.
Things may look bad now, but if you look at it later, things will look much different.
That’s how bipolar disorder tricks you.
It can get you believing that what you see now is what you’re always going to get.
But that’s not true.
If your loved one is doing the things they need to do to further their stability, then you have every reason to hope that they will recover.
Just remember that it won’t happen overnight, but it will happen.
Do you agree that bipolar disorder tries to “trick” you into thinking that your loved one will never get better?
Can you see it differently now?