Good god. I’m setting a calendar reminder for all of the September 9ths for all of the future ever: “Avoid social media tomorrow“
Category Archives: Support
Trying to decide which is the worst: Being told I am displaying symptoms of mania when I don’t see them (& they are legit), or displaying symptoms of mania when I do see them (& they are legit)?
Does there have to be a worst? Yes. And it is whichever I am in at the time. And I usually hate myself at the time, or the “myself” that is bipolar and not me as a person that’s more than bipolar. And at the least, I question my very existence and how I present myself and what’s real.
And And And
After keeping my name and my work offline for several years, I visited The Brooklyn Art Library, and decided to submit a sketchbook of my own.
My book is titled “What Have You Lost?” From my Author Bio:
I found a little zine in a stack of old papers in my parents’ basement. The question and confession are still true.
In it I wrote:
“WHAT AM I DOING? Once spoken aloud, all statements sound trite.
“OBSERVED: in store / on subways / on street.
“MY CONFESSION: I think this is why I stopped writing.”
So I wondered: What can I write that’s honest? What can I write that’s true?
*What Have You Lost?*
And I started writing again, here….
I’m dropping it off tomorrow and once it’s been digitized I will post the link here. This is new. This is big. It’s me, with my name and everything. See you soon.
The Mad Hatter: Have I gone mad?
[Alice checks Hatter’s temperature]
Alice: I’m afraid so. You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.
Things to do at work, when you must get away:
1) Take a walk. 15 minutes outside is a godsend.
2) Listen to a 10-minute meditation podcast. There are a lot of podcasts on iTunes. College Behavioral Health Centers are a great (free) resource.
3) Combine #s 1 & 2.
4) My personal favorite: Listen to a quiet mix (with a sleep or relax theme), with ambient sounds in the background. I use my iTunes playlists with water, rain, submerged ocean sounds, etc., on the Ambience app. I use the paid version, which is about $3.00.
5) Try a creative writing technique, like writing yourself a letter to get out the frustration before taking it out on a co-worker. I email myself, home-account to home-account.