FairyPrincesss

15d

what are your healthy coping mechanisms when your brain is going wonky? I'm still fighting to get meds filled to treat bipolar, plus my period is late which isn't helping with the emotional distress, and I need something to do besides sleep.

I like almost all types of music if anyone has suggestions for songs.

Depression

Bipolar Disorder

Premenstrual tension syndrome

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  • bridgiebee

    15d

    Your mental, emotional, and physical aspects of yourself are VERY closely intertwined. If one is off, the others will be too. Start by taking proper care of yourself. Exersize 3x or more a week, body shower daily, full shower (with hair) every few days, brush teeth 2x a day, floss once a day, get 8 hours of rest, eat nutritious food, etc. Your body loves ROUTINE, so build a routine and try to stick with it as best you can. By this, I mean trying to wake up and go to bed around the same time every day, eating your meals at the same time every day, and taking your medicine at the same time every day.

    • FairyPrincesss

      15d

      I wish so badly I could get into a routine. I've been working on it. This is great advice ty!!

  • bridgiebee

    15d

    Routine and proper care are more like a preventative. I don't have bipolar disorder, but I have relatively similar conditions. . ENVIRONMENT: Get out of the environment you are in during an episode! Go outside, walk away from negativity & triggers. Surround yourself with the (positive) people you want to be like (hence the saying you become who you surround yourself with). . MONSTER UNDER THE BED: Don't trust the thoughts you have after 9 o' clock at night. At night, especially when you're alone, your thoughts are more likely to have a negative overcast. If you take medicine at night, your medication for the day has probably started to wear off. This can also be because you're flat out tired (think of a kid crying when they are tired - as an adult, still feel like garbage when you're sleep deprived). . ACTIVITIES: Activities or hobbies practiced regularly can help keep emotions in check. Doing yoga, meditating daily, painting, hiking, paintballing, watching movies or TV series, reading (even a picture book or blog), volunteering, etc. . SHORT TERM DISTRACTIONS: This can be listening to music, deep breathing, using fidget toys, stressballs, having a cup of tea, writing, scribbling, sitting outside. Anything positive that doesn't take too long and is mostly free is best lol. . My biggest problem is stress, your local medical center may provide relaxation classes! Take a look or watch some on YouTube. (How to rid stress from your life)

    • FairyPrincesss

      15d

      ty again. So much valuable info!!! My bf (who I live with half the time) is a grumpy guy so sometimes I have to take a little time away from him during an episode. Even if that just means putting headphones on and ignoring the world. He suggested we get out of the house the other day (he leaves for work 5 days a week and is great about making sure I get out and have fun but some weeks were a little cooped up for a few days) I didn't even go far (just a few blocks from me) but being out helped a ton. I probably need out of the house tomorrow for sure. It rained today so I was stuck in. Maybe I'll grab a coffee at Dunkin and go sit at one of my fave spots in the city tomorrow. I'm in NYC so sometimes just walking around seeing the city can be calming.

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