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Rich1992

68d

I am bipolar and had been manic for months and recently cycled into depression. I have no motivation to work what so ever. Any advice?

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    • Etherial_goddess

      20d

      Medication. I destroyed everything in my path, I was arrested 3 times, then sectioned for 5 months. It's hard, but there's a light at the end of the tunnel. Guess it helps that I'm very stubborn and highly motivated. I give myself small rewards when I achieve something, e.g, can be something small like a lip gloss I wanted, etc.

    • Etherial_goddess

      20d

      Medication. I destroyed everything in my path, I was arrested 3 times, then sectioned for 5 months. It's hard, but there's a light at the end of the tunnel. Guess it helps that I'm very stubborn and highly motivated. I give myself small rewards when I achieve something, e.g, can be something small like a lip gloss I wanted, etc.

    • CornholeDad

      61d

      Can you help me understand what it means to be manic? I've been going crazy for months and I lost my job so currently trying to get state insurance rolling to see my psychiatrist. I'm nervous as hell I'm going to lose everything.

      • Zebrapotato37659

        61d

        @CornholeDad Praying for you! A therapist can help dissect the manic episodes (disorder). In my experience therapists help me to recognize the manic (super energetic for me) episodes followed by depression. The key thing to remember is that the depression and the manic episode are only temporary. It comes in waves depending on how your episodes/disorders are. Praying for you!

    • neonbirds

      66d

      that dip into depression is the worst, ive been experiencing that recently too so i understand how awful it is. ive been talking to a therapist which is really helpful but i understand not all ppl have access to a therapist. ive also been giving myself little rewards or doing some self-care after work to give myself something to look forward to & remind myself this depressive episode wont last forever & just be gentle with myself too

    • Chesbro99

      68d

      It's incredibly hard. I find my work still motivating because I work with other people who depend on me. Sometimes you can find your own means of motivation, only give yourself that treat on work days?

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One advice is to make small deals with yourself. Pick one small thing and tell yourself you only have to do it for 10 minutes and then if you want you can get back on the couch. Small little steps can help. Therapy can also be tremendously helpful. Another advice is to not be so hard on yourself for not snapping back to normal. It takes time to recover from a manic or depressive episode. Just because you aren't physically ill doesn’t mean you aren’t sick. Take time to recover the same way you would from a physical illness.

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