Posted Under: Daily Bipolar Disorder Message
How’s it going today?
What a day for me yesterday. I barely got one thing accomplished.
It snowed yesterday and nobody knew it was going to. NOBODY was prepared.
The roads were not plowed or salted.
I tried to drive to just a few places and the traffic was massive. There were car crashes, trees that fell down, cars stuck in the road, etc.
It took 2 hours to drive something that should take 20 minutes.
The snow was so heavy it knocked down tons of trees.
Anyway, the power went out as well. I tried to drive to a library so I could get some work done.
Guess what? Every library I could get too either had a tree that blocked the road leading to it or it closed for the day.
I found one library out towards Pennsylvania.
It was in an elementary school.
I wound up doing my work in a library that had desks that were two feet tall.
I sat next to a bunch of kids with little coloring books and lunch boxes.
One kid asked me if my laptop bag was a lunch box.
I said, “no it’s not.” He insisted it was and that his mom get him one : )
If you are wondering why I couldn’t just work off my lap top battery well it only works for like 1 hour and then it goes dead.
Anyway, that was my day.
I saw a post on my blog from Jeannie:
“It seems to me the older a person with bipolar gets, the more it steals. I have dealt with a lot of diseases disorders and illness being in the health care field, but this is the mot mind boggling disorder I have ever come to witness. It is heart wrenching. You wish with all your heart that the person could find complete calm for one day, one hour, one min.”
Everyone who works for me has their bipolar disorder getting BETTER with age.
People who were riddled with episodes, suicide attempts, multiple marriages, multiple jobs are finding themselves completely stable and not going to the hospital for years.
Well, it’s a system.
I want to dispel this myth about bipolar disorder getting worse, because I think it doesn’t have to as long as you have a system.
That’s what my courses/systems are all about – having systems that help you to manage and control your bipolar disorder so that it doesn’t get worse, it gets better!
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Anything gets worse if you don’t take care of it.
If you didn’t take care of your car, it would get worse, wouldn’t it?
If you didn’t make repairs to your house, it could fall apart around you!
If you caught the flu and didn’t take care of it, it could turn into pneumonia.
If you had an infection and didn’t take care of it, it could turn into something worse.
So I don’t think it’s that bipolar disorder gets worse with age.
I think it’s that if you don’t take care of it, it can get worse. No matter what your age.
You take care of your car.
You take care of your house.
You take care of your belongings.
You take care of your family.
You take care of your physical health.
And you have systems for each of these.
You check the oil in your car to keep it running right.
You have termite inspections on your house.
You take care of the things you own so that they don’t break.
You do the things you need to do to take care of your relationships, because if you didn’t see them or call them, it would damage those relationships.
You see your doctor for regular checkups to keep you healthy.
You go to the dentist for regular cleanings on your teeth so you can keep them.
These are systems.
Why wouldn’t you do the same for your bipolar disorder?
No matter the age, the people who are stable and successful with their bipolar disorder have SYSTEMS.
They have learned how to manage their disorder just like you would manage your car or any of the other things I mentioned.
Only isn’t your mental health more important than the vehicle you drive?
If your car gets old, you can trade it in.
You can’t trade in your mental health if it gets worse.
On the other hand, with a good system in place, your bipolar disorder can only get better, NOT worse, as time goes on!
What do you think? Does bipolar get worse with age?
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