Getting to know your moods

When I am hypomanic, I am very creative.  Can get a lot of projects done.  Have tons of energy.

When I start feeling more than hypomanic, escalating into full blown mania, I lose focus.  I get easily frustrated when plans don’t come together or I can’t even come up with a plan to get a project done.

Full mania.  I am erractic, all over the place mentally and physically.  Can’t stay in one place for to long.

Mixed episodes.  I think this is the roughest type of episode for me.  To be manic and depressed at the same time.  Sometimes it is a matter of feeling hyper one moment and a switch goes on and I get depressed.  Want to cry, isolate myself, things like that.  If I figure out my mood when the signs start, I can use something in my toolbox to keep it from escalating.

Even keel.  Laid back.  Don’t really get any work done.  Like to be out, visiting with family and friends.  No hurry, no worries.

Get to know your moods and the signs leading up to full mania or depression.  If you know when the switch has been turned on you have enough time to use a tool from your wellness toolbox and keep it from escalating.

Have a great mental health day.  Find someone who makes you laugh.  Who knows you and loves you for you.

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Author: Fighter

I finally accepted what people have been telling me. I am full of knowledge and wisdom and I am unforgettable. My word of encouragement since 2015 has been to let others know, despite the waves and ripples in our lives, Life is totally awesome, even with a mental illness. I believe my purpose is to encourage others, advocate for those around me who have not yet found their voice to advocate for themselves and educate those without a mental illness. If for one for minute someone laughs or smiles because of something I said, that is one moment they did not think about mental illness.

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