How’s it going?
I hope you are doing well today.
I wanted to say two things today.
First, many people ask me over and over again how I am able to get so much done. One is because I am organized and focus.
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Time Tactics of Very Successful People by B. Eugene Griessman
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Okay secondly, many people are asking about some posts on my blog.
One person wrote, “Hey Dave, there are some posts on your blog that are crazy. They don’t make sense.”
I know this. We don’t really screen posts that don’t make sense. It would be complicated. We just moderate posts with swear words or hate language.
When you see posts that are “crazy” it’s most likey from people who have a disorder who are very ill. When you have a quarter of a million people who have signed up to your newsletter you’re bound to have several people really ill on your list. It’s just math.
Okay on to today’s topic.
My friend George says that I like to talk. I sure do. I don’t know why. I am the guy that talks to you in line, on the plane, in the train, etc.
I was in line and I met a lady in the grocery store. She was buying lettuce and I was, too.
I picked one up and put it in my cart. She said, “Hey, what are you doing?” At first I thought she was crazy.
Then she said, “You’d better learn how to buy lettuce.”
So I listened.
She basically told me what kind of lettuce to buy, how to squeeze it to make sure you are getting the most for your money, and how to store it.
She said, “Remember, son, there’s a process for everything, even the simplest things.”
I laughed and said “Great suggestions! You should start a business.” She said she had a business, painting.
So then she asked what I did. I wanted to tell her about all the bipolar stuff so I did.
She said, “Wow! My friend has bipolar disorder.”
I said “Really?”
She said the friend has a hard time taking her medication. I asked if the friend is in denial. She said no, just that the friend has trouble remembering to take the medications and which ones she took.
I said, “Well, you need to have a system. Some people buy these plastic containers and put their pills in them. If your friend takes morning and evening pills, they have containers that have a place for morning, and a place for evening, so she would put them in each place. That way, if your friend looks and the place is empty, she knows she took her pills for the day!”
I said to her, “See? There’s a process for everything.”
In my courses/systems below:
SUPPORTING AN ADULT WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER?
SUPPORTING A CHILD/TEEN WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER?
HAVE BIPOLAR DISORDER?
I offer other suggestions on how to manage your medications.
For some reason when it comes to bipolar disorder people don’t think about systems and processes. It’s the real key to success.
When I look at my mom and everyone who works for me with bipolar disorder they do well because they have a number of systems in place.
Many of these systems and processes are VERY simple.
Like my mom has a system for going to bed. She takes her mediation one hour before bed. She listens to music for 30 minutes before bed. She gets in the bed at the same time each night. She goes to sleep.
Sound simple? Well it is. However my mom has said for years she never had a process or system to go to sleep. As a result she said that she wouldn’t get enough sleep and then she would eventually go into an episode.
The other day someone wrote me, “Dave, you think you are so smart. You think bipolar is so easy to manage. It isn’t. You don’t know. You don’t have it. Stop telling people they can do it. “
I know this person is frustrated but I am here to tell you today bipolar disorder can be managed.
It can. Period!
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