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Get To Know Your Bipolar

When we speak about Mental Health Awareness we often forget that is not just about talking about how our Mental Illness makes us feel (although EXTREMELY important)

However, it can often mean we forget or don't talk about being aware of our actual Mental HEALTH.

By getting to know my Bipolar Disorder I am not only taking my Self Care to the MAX, but I am also helping my support system around me to not just understand Bipolar Disorder but to also understand the characteristics and traits of MY Bipolar Disorder. 

We are all different, meaning our illness' can also be. For us to understand that helps others understand that as well.

Is it a lot of work? Yes. 

Is it fun? No

Will it help us live with our Mental Illness and strengthen us? You bet your booty! 

Here is how I did it, every step. 

Embracing Misunderstood

1. We are all Misunderstood
2. My need to be understood (from others) comes from an unhealthy place
3. Spending time being understood by others, is time I can be spending understanding myself better. 
4. Spending time complaining about being misunderstood by others sucks the life out of me. 
So ultimately...

Is focusing my time on being understood and complaining about it actually providing myself with self care and growth?

At The Moment

AT THE MOMENT is a phrase I had trouble grasping when it came to my opinions, my feelings, my relationships and my situation.
However, after time I realized how much power that phrase can hold when you are used to thinking in "All or Nothing" Mentality or "Black and White Thinking"
This is why and how "AT THE MOMENT" has put me on a path of thinking in a more fluid and unlimited way.