Coping with any disorder can be difficult to say the least. Many disorders can be life altering and as a result you need to do things in order to be able to function and cope on a day to basis. Bipolar syndrome is no different. Without proper coping methods life can be downright difficult. Given the right methods and sticking to them you can live a happy, healthy life.
How can you cope with bipolar syndrome?
Learn more about. Life is a learning experience as is having bipolar. The more you learn about it the better you’ll be prepared to deal with the issues that arise. Discover all you can till you feel more comfortable with it. Don’t go overboard though, you don’t want information overload or to live in fear of things that may or may not occur with you, as everyone’s experience will be different.
Join a support group. Knowing and understanding that you are not alone in your journey can make it easier to cope with and deal with. If you aren’t ready for that major social interaction right now, try joining a Facebook group or something similar. This way you can get the support you need, even on days where you cannot get yourself out of bed or dressed. Support from others who suffer from it can be a wonderful asset. Learning what they are going through can make your own difficulties easier to handle.
Stay focused. Remember that you are trying to get better, no matter how you feel and stick to it. Sticking with your medical treatment plan and setting yourself small, achievable goals can be valuable in pushing yourself forward.
Follow your treatment plan and be open in communication to your medical team. If you maintain a working relationship with those helping you get better, you’ll do much better than if you’re fighting treatment every step of the way.
Find outlets. Workout, write, sing, dance. Do something you love everyday to help keep yourself positive. Keeping active is a great choice because exercise releases endorphins and those endorphins or happy hormones can go a long way to keeping your mind and body fit.
Learn to manage your stress. Stress can be a bad trigger point for mood changes and depression. If you learn skills to manage day to day stress and start taking it in better stride, you’ll find your mood elevated beyond what it may have been previously.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help. No one is perfect and no one can do it all alone. The more help and love and support we have in dealing with our bipolar syndrome, the more likely we are to be successful.