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Self Medication Is Not Good When You Have Bipolar Disorder Posted By: Cassandra L. Good Do Not Self Medicate When You Have Bipolar Disorder I would dare say that most of us with bipolar disorder have used self medication at one time or another to handle our mood swings. What does it mean to self medicate? It means using any substance other than specifically prescribed medication to control our emotions or maybe intensify them (mostly to get manic). Alcohol is very common for calming our emotions as well as many other drugs. The problem here is that many of these substances create a bigger problem with addiction and they are not as effective as medications made specifically to handle our bipolar symptoms. Many of you may have tried going down the path of getting on bipolar medication only to determine that AND quot;It’s not working AND quot;, AND quot;I don’t feel like myself AND quot;, AND quot;I feel drugged out AND quot;, AND quot;I miss being manic because that’s when I feel my best AND quot;, or AND quot;I’ve lost part of myself AND quot;. These may be common feelings, and I’m sure there are many more to go along with them. Part of thriving is finding the right medication combination for you.self medication self medicating self medicate managing bipolar bipolar resources self medicating bipolar self medication Perfectionism Is Debilitating When You Have Bipolar Disorder Posted By: Cassandra L. Good Learning to Thrive with Bipolar Disorder Many of us want things to be just right, but when it crosses over to needing to be perfect all the time, it becomes an impossible ideal that can never be reached. That becomes very frustrating and exhausting. What is AND quot;perfect AND quot; anyway, is it what you believe or what someone else believes? This becomes even more exhausting if you are trying to keep up with what is perfect for someone else like your mother-in-law or maybe even your own mother. If someone else is driving you to be perfect, you need to stop letting them rule your life. Once you have got all the other AND quot;voices AND quot; to stop pushing you to perfection, you then just need to work on yourself. Sometimes AND quot;Good Enough AND quot; is good enough. So what if you have a few spots on your dishes after they’ve been run through the dishwasher? Unless you’re having a major event or party going on, let it go, it’s good enough. So what if your house isn’t spotless and completely cleaned top to bottom?bipolar perfectionism bipolar disorder help bipolar people bipolar help bipolar resources with bipolar disorder bipolar perfectionism Sticking To Your New Year’s Resolutions When You Have Bipolar Disorder Posted By: Cassandra L. Good Sticking to your New Year’s Resolutions when you have Bipolar Disorder Do you believe in making New Year’s Resolutions? If so, did you make one or more of them. Many people will determine to lose weight or get out of debt, which are two very common resolutions. However, if you have Bipolar Disorder, you may need to get back to some basics like taking your meds at the same time each day, getting enough rest, or drinking enough water to compensate for the dehydrating effects of our medication. Well you get the idea. The real question here is how do I stick to my resolutions or maybe I just need to start over again. Don’t beat yourself up if you have already gotten off the tread mill or abandoned the diet, or stopped doing any of your other resolutions. Now is the time to dig in and come back with new resolve. If you can keep up a behavior for 30 days, you will have developed a habit. Once a behavior is a habit it is easier to maintain. That means if you can keep it up until the middle of February you will have established a new healthy habit.bipolar disorder employment thriving with bipolar disorder bipolar disorder employee bipolar disorder thriving bipolar disorder work bipolar disorder bipolar disorder employment Prioritizing Your Life When You Have Bipolar Disorder Posted By: Cassandra L. Good First let me apologize for not getting out a weekly blog for some time now. Like many people, I have a lot going on at any given time, and we all must prioritize the most important things to do. I am no exception to that rule. Let’s take my life over the last few months as an example. In September, my doctor decided to make a small change to my medications, which meant that I needed to be hyper-vigilant in monitoring my moods. In the middle of September through the last of October, I was working on a big project at work, which required me to put in 60 – 70 hours of work a week. I had my family relationships to maintain. I had a blog going, and I was working on writing a book on Thriving with Bipolar disorder. Like everyone, I also had a house to maintain with cleaning, paying bills, and grocery shopping to name a few things. So to prioritize your life or anything for that matter, you need to make a list of all the things going on, just like I did up above.bipolar disorder employment thriving with bipolar disorder bipolar disorder employee bipolar disorder thriving bipolar disorder work bipolar disorder bipolar disorder employment Having Bipolar Disorder Does Not Make You Weak Posted By: Cassandra L. Good Many people turn any "disability" into a weakness, but having Bipolar Disorder does not make you weak. It can make you stronger. You may be asking "How can that be?". It is true that having Bipolar Disorder is something we have to deal with, but overcoming anything will make you stronger. Although bipolar disorder is a life long illness, and you will no doubt have set backs along the way, you can thrive in spite of it. The first step is to get it under control by taking the right medication for you. Medication is a key component to thriving. Once you have your symptoms under control with the right medication, you may also need to work on your thinking. It is important to have positive self talk and not to berate yourself for every little thing that you perceive is wrong with you. A form of therapy called "Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy" can be very helpful. With this type of therapy, you learn to have positive self talk and link that to behaviors that reinforce it, and vice versa. This can be a very enlightening experience, and I definitely recommend it for anyone that is struggling especially with depression.bipolar disorder employment thriving with bipolar disorder bipolar disorder employee bipolar disorder thriving bipolar disorder work bipolar disorder bipolar disorder employment Sometimes With Bipolar Disorder You Need To Find Happiness In The Little Things Posted By: Cassandra L. Good With our illness, it is easy to lose sight of the little things that can bring us happiness especially if you are in a depressive episode. When you are manic many things may make you angry and easily outraged. In either case, taking time to relax, breathe, and focusing on the little things that make you happy can be very important. What makes you happy? Does having fresh flowers on your kitchen table as a centerpiece bring a smile to your face? If so, buy a small bouquet. That does make me happy, but with my cat who likes to eat leaves, I have not been able to enjoy that for a while. Things that make you happy are probably much different than the things that make me happy, but you should take the time to write down those things that make YOU happy. This is your list, not your kid’s, not your spouse’s, or anyone else’s list. This is strictly for YOU. This is not being selfish, it is a way to take care of yourself. You must make yourself strong before you are able to help others.bipolar disorder employment thriving with bipolar disorder bipolar disorder employee bipolar disorder thriving bipolar disorder work bipolar disorder bipolar disorder employment How Do You Tell Someone That You Have Bipolar Disorder Posted By: Cassandra L. Good How Do You Tell Someone that You Have Bipolar Disorder? This is a very delicate subject with several types of relationships to consider. There’s family relationships, friends, coworkers, and maybe even that special someone in your life that makes up a new relationship. How do you know when to tell them that you have bipolar disorder? What should you expect when you tell them? These can be very tough questions to answer, but I’ll let you know what I think. However, ultimately, you will need to trust your instincts on when or even if to tell someone. Let’s start with family first. If you are married with or without children, you need to tell your spouse fairly soon after you have come to terms with it yourself. They may react in several different ways including denial, anger, sympathy, understanding, love, care, or even the "Oh, that’s why you do the things you do". You will need to be prepared for any and all of the above. Most likely it will take some time for them to deal with it as well. You may need to give them some space so that they can process it.bipolar disorder employment thriving with bipolar disorder bipolar disorder relationships bipolar disorder thriving bipolar disorder work bipolar diso bipolar disorder employment Why You Need A Support Group When You Have Bipolar Disorder Posted By: Cassandra L. Good Why you need a support group when you have Bipolar Disorder When you have bipolar disorder you need support in a variety of forms and levels depending on where you are at physically, mentally, emotionally, and even financially. Unfortunately, or fortunately depending on how you look at, we need other people. Bipolar disorder is not a one person sport. You need a team to help you through life. Sometimes you need them more than others, but you need them. So who makes up a support group? It is definitely your doctor, counselor, or other professionals that are helping you. But it could also be your family, an official bipolar support group, a group of friends that know you have bipolar disorder and know how to help you, or any combination of them. Your doctor and other "professionals" are trained in how to help you, and an official bipolar support group usually also has a trained group leader. However, family and friends may not know how to help you. Therefore, you must train them.bipolar disorder employment thriving with bipolar disorder bipolar disorder support group bipolar disorder thriving bipolar disorder work bipolar diso bipolar disorder employment How To Use Feedback When You Have Bipolar Disorder Posted By: Cassandra L. Good How to Use Feedback When You Have Bipolar Disorder Before learning how to handle feedback, we must first define feedback. Simply put, it is input that you receive from others, yourself, your senses (what you see, hear, smell, feel), etc. It becomes feedback, when you take that input and turn it into information. For example, you may feel your finger burning on the stove, but the information is "My finger is burning". Using that information you "Pull your finger off the hot stove". In this simple example, you received input, turned it into information, and used that information to take an action. That is the process of using feedback. Feedback comes in many forms, and it can be in relation to what we are telling ourselves, and what other people are telling us. For a more complex example take a work situation. You are trying to follow the instructions of your supervisor on how to do a task, but your boss corrects a part of your work by telling you to do it a different way (input), you take that input and turn it into information on how to improve the process of your work.bipolar disorder employment thriving with bipolar disorder bipolar disorder medication bipolar disorder thriving bipolar disorder work bipolar disorde bipolar disorder employment What Does Independence Mean For A Person With Bipolar Disorder Posted By: Cassandra L. Good What does Independence Mean for a Person with Bipolar Disorder July 4 is considered the day that America gained her freedom. It is called Independence Day. What does it mean to be independent? Some synonyms for independent are: free, self-governing, and self-reliant. I have heard others with bipolar disorder complain about their medication describing it as a mental straight jacket. I do not think that is an accurate picture. Without medication, most people with bipolar disorder are on a constant roller coaster ride resulting in Dependence on family, friends, or others to take care of them. That is not freedom or self-reliance. I believe and have experienced the freedom that comes with a good medication regimen. This occurs when your symptoms are under enough control to be functional yet not so drugged that you do not feel like yourself. When you finally get to the point where you can strike a balance between symptoms and side-effects, you then feel free and can become self-reliant. I know that this process can be hard, frustrating, difficult, and could take a long time, but the rewards of sticking with it are fantastic. How do you achieve this may be your next question.bipolar disorder employment thriving with bipolar disorder bipolar disorder independence bipolar disorder thriving bipolar disorder work bipolar disor bipolar disorder employment What Does It Mean To Thrive When You Have Bipolar Disorder Posted By: Cassandra L. Good What Does it Mean to Thrive When You Have Bipolar Disorder The definition of Thrive according to the dictionary means 1) to prosper or flourish 2) to grow vigorously or luxuriantly; improve physically. As individuals with bipolar disorder, we sometimes look at just getting by or just surviving another day. When you are in the depths of depression sometimes it is really about survival. However, you can improve physically and mentally. You can grow and prosper despite the disorder. I implore you not to live a life of mediocrity that is doomed to surviving one day to the next. You can do better than that. You deserve more than just survival, but you must have a basic level of survival first. Let’s talk a minute about survival. When you have bipolar disorder you have to have a basic level of functioning that I call survival. That means taking care of yourself by taking your medication, getting enough sleep, exercising, eating right, drinking water to compensate for the dehydrating effects of the medication. You must have a basic level of survival before you can move to a level of thriving.bipolar disorder employment thriving with bipolar disorder bipolar disorder career bipolar disorder thriving bipolar disorder work bipolar disorder Su bipolar disorder employment Facing A Layoff When You Have Bipolar Disorder Posted By: Cassandra L. Good Facing a Layoff When You Have Bipolar Disorder When your company is facing a layoff, everyone’s stress levels go up. People react to stress in different ways. You have to be hyper vigilant during these times, and manage your stress well. Do the basics first like taking your medication faithfully, getting enough rest, drinking lots of water. Drinking water is good for you anyway, but it is critical for those of us that take medication because they can be dehydrating. Talk to those that care about you and are safe to talk to about how you are really feeling about the prospect of losing your job or surviving the layoff and losing valuable coworkers. I have written a blog about how to handle job related stress when you have bipolar disorder. You can find it at this address in the May 2010 archives. You can also Google "Stress Reduction" and get a lot more ideas for how to handle stress in general. Be sure to keep your emotions in check. If you are having a major episode triggered by stress then do not go to work.bipolar disorder employment bipolar disorder job bipolar disorder career bipolar disorder thriving bipolar disorder work bipolar disorder layoff thriv bipolar disorder employment Job Interviews When You Have Bipolar Disorder Posted By: Cassandra L. Good Job Interviews when you have Bipolar Disorder In a job interview, you may be wondering if you should disclose that you have bipolar disorder. This is not as cut and dry as you might suppose. Discrimination still takes place in our society and will disclosing that you have bipolar disorder get you dismissed as a potential candidate. The answer is "Maybe", but it would be nearly impossible to prove. Unless there is a strong benefit to sharing that you have bipolar disorder, or your symptoms are severe enough to interfere with your ability to do the job, I recommend not disclosing that you have bipolar disorder. I am giving you this as my best insight, but you need to make your own decisions on what to share and not to share. My experience is that once you have proven yourself as a capable employee, it does not hurt to share at that point. However, people have preconceived notions about mental health disorders that include the concept of someone going "Postal". Since you most likely will not know that person’s point of reference, it is best not to give them anything that they may consider negative about you.bipolar disorder employment bipolar disorder job bipolar disorder career bipolar disorder thriving bipolar disorder work bipolar disorder job intervie bipolar disorder employment Volunteer Work For A Person With Bipolar Disorder Posted By: Cassandra L. Good Volunteer Work for a Person with Bipolar Disorder Volunteering has many benefits for a person with Bipolar Disorder especially if you are unemployed. Although I am not an expert in SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance), my understanding is that if you are unemployed and on SSDI, you can still do volunteer work. However, if you start getting paid for your work or if your volunteer hours approximate a full time job, they may look at your situation. In any case, I would consult with them to make sure you do not jeopardize your income. That being said, there are lots of opportunities to do volunteer work, and it can have a great benefit to you. You do need to decide on your purpose for volunteering though. The three options below offer some ideas on why you might volunteer: 1. If you have been out of the job world for a while due to your illness, choosing to volunteer in a career field you are interested in can help you decide on whether or not you could handle the stress of that job or even if you would like that type of work.bipolar disorder employment bipolar disorder job bipolar disorder career bipolar disorder thriving bipolar disorder work bipolar disorder volunteer wo bipolar disorder employment Even Though You Have Bipolar Disorder, You Can Turn Your Dreams Into Reality Posted By: Cassandra L. Good Even Though You Have Bipolar Disorder, You Can Turn Your Dreams into Reality I want to diverge, but only slightly, from my typical job and work related articles and blogs. Today I want to talk about dreams, and no, not the type that come to you when you are sleeping. Today’s topic is on your goals and aspirations otherwise known as your dreams. What do you want to have, what do you want to do, and what do you want to become. These are three very different types of goals. Having relates more to owning things. What do you want to drive? What type of home do you want to live in? Where do you want to live? What things do you want to own – boat, motorcycle, vacation home, large screen TV, entertainment system galore, etc. Doing relates to activities. These may include places you want to visit like Rome, Paris, London, Washington D.C., Disney World, or any other place that holds an interest for you.bipolar disorder employment bipolar disorder job bipolar disorder career bipolar disorder thriving bipolar disorder work bipolar disorder thriving wit bipolar disorder employment How To Handle Job Related Stress When You Have Bipolar Disorder Posted By: Cassandra L. Good How to Handle Job Related Stress When You Have Bipolar Disorder As a person with Bipolar Disorder, you have to do things to handle stress effectively. It is also important to recognize your limitations. Make sure you are in a job that is not too stressful for your situation and condition. With most of my symptoms under control, I can handle a lot of stress compared to even some "normal" people, however, everyone’s situation is different. You must know your limits and respect them so that you do not get so overwhelmed that you are no longer able to function effectively. No job is worth that. Although many of these tips can apply to everyone, some may be different than how a "normal" person would handle it. 1. Sleep is critical. Lack of sleep can throw you in to a tail spin that cause you to have a full blown episode. 2. Taking mini-time outs on the job can help too. Talk a quick walk or a long bathroom break. In either case get away from people for a short period of time to gather your thoughts, calm down, and de-stress. 3.bipolar disorder employment bipolar disorder job bipolar disorder career bipolar disorder thriving bipolar disorder work bipolar disorder thriving wit bipolar disorder employment Choosing A Career With Bipolar Disorder Posted By: Cassandra L. Good How to Handle the Office Party when you have Bipolar Disorder There are several different types of office parties. There are the Christmas Parties, Birthday Parties, Going Away Parties, the Offsite Social party, the Awards parties, the Parties just to have a party parties. All of these can all be problematic if you have bipolar disorder. First let’s address parties where alcohol is being served. Just say "No Thanks". Bipolar Disorder, Bipolar Medication, Alcohol, and Social Pressure from a job party is a bad mix even if you take out the alcohol. And, yes, even one drink, can loosen your tongue just a little too much. I am a big advocate of remaining in strict control of your faculties especially around bosses, coworkers, peers, and even subordinates. Social pressure in a job related party is tough because you have to be on guard to keep a good job face on, but relax enough to be easy to talk to and able to mingle. Do not get me wrong, it is okay to relax and have fun, but keep your job face on. You do not want to be the one everyone is talking about on Monday morning.thriving with bipolar disorder keeping a job with bipolar disorder employed with bipolar disorder bipolar disorder and employment bipolar disorder car thriving with bipolar disorder 相关的主题文章: