Thursday, July 12, 2007
Having rapid cycling bipolar over the years and unmedicated has meant I have been very extreme in my moods. Either I'd be up and zippy and full of ideas or down, depressed and often suicidal. My eating habits, my lifestyle. my behaviour towards others would be one extreme or another.
Even on medication there is a noticeable change. Over the past few years I have been learning about moderation and how to smooth out my extremes. Habits and routines are amazing things to create a sense of order, familiarity and consistancy.
Now that I have been getting up early I have time to get even more things in order like getting the dishes done each day and the bedspread on the bed.
Are you moderate or extreme? Do you have routines and habits?
Lots of love from Susan in Australia