It has been said that bipolar people are creative. I don’t think they mean that we all become artists of some sort. But I know for me, when I am on an even keel or just a tad manic, I can accomplish a lot of projects, like starting this blog for one thing. Figuring out how to set it up was not possible when I was just coming out of depression, but now it is a tool to help me through depression.
I also have been able to create a facebook page for mood disorders. facebook.com/mooddisorder.support. That also was created when on an even keel with just a little bit of hypomania.
I can concentrate and read and create business cards and teach computers and do a host of things. I can summon up energy to do what I want to do because my mind is clear on what I want to do. Instead of keeping the ideas in my head, I keep them on a pad. This keeps me from going into full mania and trying to do everything without a plan. I actually finish what I start and I get my right amount of sleep.
Nothing stops full mania episodes for me. That’s when I don’t plan, I do everything on impulse and start but do not finish projects. I hop from one thing to another and sleep is very hard to do. I sleep in spurts throughout the night and that contributes mood swings in the daytime.
So, when I have that moment of control to do things, I catch that wave of creation. I act thoroughly on my plans and have an awesome day.
You do the same. Cherish your wave of creation and do the things you have passion for.