Whats up Monday

I am never good on Monday’s, but I am learning.

My Monday Morning Coffee Blog

So it’s Monday. I am officially a week into my new sleep and wake schedule. A little background. I noticed last week when I am up early enough I can be very productive in the morning to the early afternoon. Sure I need coffee (my stomach is doing better, so I am switching back to coffee) but this new schedule gives me more time.

It was straightforward. Wake up at 5 am every morning and be asleep by ten at night. That gives me about seventeen hours that I can be productive. I don’t have to be productive all seventeen hours, but it gives me time to work on the different aspects that I need to in my professional and student life.

I finished my first draft of my memoir yesterday which was a significant milestone. Now comes the arduous task of editing and proofreading. I am looking forward to finding enough time in my day so that I am productive with my memoir. It will be a long process. You can find more here.

I am already entering the third week of my second to last semester of my bachelor’s degree. Wow. That was a mouthful of words. But it feels as if things are moving so fast. In a lot of ways, life is moving way too fast. I am moving forward towards finally completing my Bachelor’s degree. Every week is another milestone towards that goal.

I have been a bit depressed this past week. I am pleased to support that I was able to leave my house at least four times last week with no panic attacks, and some anxiety. My depression trended down as the weekend approached and I think my new wake and sleep schedule is a significant factor. I think this week I can get my depression down to a manageable level, which opens up the possibility of working through my social anxiety.

The good thing is I got out for more than a few hours this week. That was the first real step in the right direction that I really needed. I don’t have therapy this week, but after this week I will be back to weekly visits as my therapist, and I work towards conquering my social anxiety and panic attacks.

I feel hopeful for the future. March is always my best transitional month between my Seasonal Affective Disorder and when things start to change again in positive directions. I am back working on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I have so many upcoming plans for the summer of 2018. Like is good.

At this time last year, I was in bed most of the time. I was in the middle of taking a semester off, and my life was in a good place. I was still having issues with my stomach, and to be honest, I was really lost.

What a difference a year makes.

So I leave this post as I always do.

Always keep fighting.

J.E. Skye

Upgrading The Bipolar Writer Blog to Business

I am looking to expand The Bipolar Writer blog to new territories that include having the blog sell books for other artists (if I can make everything work). I am also looking to sell my own book here on my blog. I hate asking for donations but I have to do what I can.


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9 Replies to “Whats up Monday”

  1. You sound like you are doing better and Im very excited about your memoir. I’ll certainly buy a copy.

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      1. It’s something that’s so important. It will be your legacy, and perhaps an eye into the trials and triumphs of living with Bipolar. All strength to you.

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  2. It’s lovely to read the progress you’ve made in your life. Indeed, always keep fighting. Make sure, in those seventeen hours, you leave a few for you. Hobbies. Reward yourself for the massive amount of hard work you’re putting each day. Downtime, whatever it may be that will help you relax.

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