Sunday, August 22, 2010

Tic toc time

Dear friends,
When i am in quiet time with rapid cycling bipolar I occasionally experience what I call tic toc time where time goes really slowly and life seems arduous and boring and I don't want to do anything and life seems colorless and flat. It is all part of the depressed times of my cycling. I have been trying to think of ways to cope with it and have major successes. I make myself see my friends and have company, I go on my daily walk, I keep well groomed and the house in order. I have now come up with an idea where I have a deck of cards with suggestions of what to go to cafe for coffee, go and do some photography, flip through magazines and i also have a list of 20 items at my mums where I often have trouble. Next time I have tic toc time I will draw out a card or get mum to select a number and I will do that task for up to an hour and see how that changes things. Wish me luck.
lots of love from susan in australia


Margie said...

I love the idea of the cards with suggestions. Sometimes I feel that to start something you have to do it all, so I doing nothing. My favorite fortune-cookie fortune says "The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can do only a little."

Lin said...

Susan, the card deck is a great idea! I bet something like that would be helpful to a lot of people who are bipolar! BTW I love that photograph! Did you take it? It's a wonderful composition and would make a great watercolor.

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Margie said...

Hi, Susan. I'm trying your idea of the suggestion cards. I keep my goals smaller and that helps too.
I hope you are doing well.

Susan Hosken said...

it is nice having the comments by friends and unknowns. i miss margie and my dear friend