I am learning to use my mindfulness breathing before my anxiety hits a high level, which has been a fascinating experiment. I do about fifteen minutes in the morning and spurts of three-five minutes throughout my day as a part of my routine. That is the other thing that I am getting back–a routine.
I am a novelist, screenwriter, and blogger. I have written a screenplay entitled “Memory of Shane” and working towards the completion of the novel version. I am also writing my memoir “The Bipolar Writer" which also serves as the name of this blog. I also write feature articles on other members of the mental illness community on my blog.
At my peak, I took an antidepressant, an antipsychotic, a mood stabilizer, anti-anxiety medications, and medication for sleep. That is a lot of psychiatric medication to deal with daily. It makes one think, what are the long-term effects of taking the same cocktail?
I am different person than I was last year or even eleven years ago in November. Hell, this time eleven years ago I was downright suicidal. I wanted the constant struggle in my mind to end. I don’t feel that way anymore. My last suicidal thought was years ago. I am not suicidal now, but I feel lost in the struggle, and it feels as if I am sinking slowly again.
The truth is there is no cure-all for mental illness. How we continue to fight is by talking about the issues in places like WordPress. We figure out what triggers of our mental illness and find ways to better our mental health.
There are always signs in my life that my depression is in bad shape. There are the easy ones to look out for like not wanting to get out of … Continue reading A sign of Depression – A Messy Room
I have struggled lately to reshape my sleep schedule. The funny thing about the situation is that it’s working at one level. I am getting to sleep quicker because I … Continue reading Change Is Never Easy
It took me years to get my depression to a manageable level of comfort. I feel as if there is no end to this feeling of constant anxiety. It consumes every waking moment. I wish for moments of peace, where I can just be who I want to be inside and out. I am struggling, and it feels so lonely in this fight.
I am doing something unorthodox today here on The Bipolar Writer. I hope that I have created a place where my fellow mental health suffer’s can have a “safe place” … Continue reading If You Ever Need The Bipolar Writer
Change is good. Tomorrow, October 31, 2018, I will be giving my collaborative blog some much-needed changes to the overall design, look, and feel of the blog. As this blog … Continue reading Changes on The Bipolar Writer Blog
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Find time for a child
Your child is always in need of your help. You can become a best friend for him/her. Your presence in life, being ready to listen and support will help to keep head above water. Of courseя, it is very difficult to find a balance between work and family these days. However, your child goes through hard times, so try to spend as much time together as possible.
Today I had a plan. Get up. Get some coffee and breakfast and write my paper. Done. I wanted to write a new blog post (almost done.) The rest of my day will be closing out a freelance project (get paid) and then work towards getting ready for some time off Saturday.