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k8lynt

720d

I struggle with the lows of depression lately. how do you get through when you're needing too excel at your work, school, or home life? I'm interviewing for my first teaching position and my confidence Is shot because depression is beating the snot out of me!

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    • blueflovver

      718d

      You don't need to excel. Just accept this. You don't need to be perfect. You just need to do some absolutely necessary minimum and if you have energy for more, do more. So the trick is to figure out what the minimum is. Don't push yourself!!! Pushing yourself is a trigger for everyone with bipolar.

    • blueflovver

      718d

      You don't need to excel. Just accept this. You don't need to be perfect. You just need to do some absolutely necessary minimum and if you have energy for more, do more. So the trick is to figure out what the minimum is. Don't push yourself!!! Pushing yourself is a trigger for everyone with bipolar.

    • Skywing

      720d

      Self-care time. Though, all the work on myself in the world couldn't fully bridge the gap. It took so very long until we figured out the right meds for me. My most recent case manager through my therapist did an intake questionnaire. They asked me about what coping skills I have and use. He said, "Well. That's, uh, actually everything I was going to suggest and a little more." I spent so long without the right meds that I had to treat my brain like an inmate. Journal, journal, journal. I can give a highly thorough answer, if you'd like.

      • k8lynt

        719d

        @Skywing I journal sooo much! I can't keep up with the amount of journals i have. I just fly through them.

    • cyndi73

      720d

      I'm an excellent actor. That is the only way I get through that stuff. It may not be the right way to work through it,but it works for me.

      • k8lynt

        719d

        @cyndi73 im terrible at acting but apparently I've done it well enough my whole life nobody knew anything was wrong.

    • Rbb200133

      720d

      Just try to take it one day at a time or minute for that matter. I'm in a similar situation at the moment myself. I start a new job Tuesday. Just remind yourself every single day that you are strong and got this. Those lows are the worst especially when it comes to work. I find keeping my mind and body busy helps.

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