How’s it going?
I know, I know, the first thing you’re probably thinking is, “Dave’s really gone crazy this time!”
Next you’re probably wondering, “How can you possibly have joy if you have bipolar disorder?”
Well, I didn’t say it would be easy.
But it IS possible.
It has to do with your attitude.
Here’s a “for instance”:
If you think about the fact that there is no cure for bipolar disorder, you’ll have a bad attitude, and… NO JOY.
But if you think about the fact that the disorder can be treated, you can have a good attitude, and…
If you think about all the things you’ve lost because of bipolar disorder, you’ll have a bad attitude, and…
But if you think about all the things you still have despite the disorder, you’ll have a good attitude, and…
Are you starting to see what I’m getting at?
JOY IS ALL IN YOUR ATTITUDE!
In my courses/systems, I talk about how your attitudes can affect your stability:
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I met a woman who told me this story:
Her husband had a stroke when he was 39 years old.
No one felt as sorry for him as he felt for himself, and he spent most of his time in bed, full of self-pity.
The doctors told him the stroke wasn’t really that bad – that with some rehab, he could be good as new!
But would he do it?
He just laid around, depressed, full of self- pity, expecting his wife (the woman telling me this story) to do everything for him.
He lost all his joy.
Yep, you guessed it.
Because he had a bad attitude!
Now, here’s the difference, and the moral of the story:
One day, in frustration, this woman said to her husband,
“There are 80-year-old men in your stroke support group more productive than you are! They swim, go out with friends, go to church, they volunteer… they’re happy! They don’t have a bad attitude like you do, just because they had a stroke!”
It took a long time, but slowly and surely this man recovered.
Because he changed his attitude, and…
JOY returned to his life!
I told you this story because it’s the same thing with bipolar disorder.
You can let it rob you of your joy and you can have a bad attitude (in which case, you’ll probably stay depressed and never get better), OR…
You can choose JOY with your bipolar disorder.
Which will YOU choose?
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