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Bipolar Disorder, Resilience and Work (Part 2)

Resilience is a gradual learning process. It can be useful in both personal and work situations. These are only recommendations on building resilience, there are many more. Test a few out and try the ones that work for you.

Bipolar Disorder, Resilience and Work (Part 2)

In part one of this series, I mentioned that one of the traits for success in business is resiliency. Resilience is the ability to adapt and rebound when plans or schedules don’t go as they should. Resilience also comprises commitment, such as commitment to one’s goals. How does someone with bipolar disorder develop resilience?

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Resilience and Work

Resilience and Work

One of the traits for success in business is resiliency. Resilience is the ability to adapt and rebound when plans or schedules don’t go as they should. Part of resiliency is being able to quickly analyze a situation. If a mistake has been made, learn from it and move on. No need to dwell on the situation for a long period.

A leading psychologist has researched resilience and found there are three factors that are necessary to have resilience:

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Vacations and Bipolar Disorder

Vacations and Bipolar Disorder

It is that time of the season. Many individual and families are putting their vacation plans together. For some, a vacation consists of running around at full speed with major anxiety and stress. Others may prefer to try a new activity, such as zip-line or scuba diving. Many with bipolar disorder and myself included, prefer the relaxed, slower than normal pace (warm climates help in the slowing down process). Doing the vacation thing with the least amount of anxiety or stress as possible does take a little advance planning.

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Phobias, Anxieties and Work

Phobias, Anxieties and Work

Sometimes, those with bipolar disorder can wake up in the middle of the night, their heart is racing, sweating profusely, maybe feeling very dizzy and they’re sure they are going to die. They might be shaking all over and don’t understand why.

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How to Achieve Relaxation Through Visualization

During visualization exercises, the mind can’t tell the difference between a real performance and one that is imagined. Neither can the body. Most important, when you visualize yourself, you see yourself in the present, As if you would see it through your own eyes, not watching through the eyes of a spectator.

How to Achieve Relaxation Through Visualization

Stress is part of everyone’s daily life. When you’re living with depression or bipolar disorder, the levels of stress and anxiety can quickly climb.  Learning how to relax can relieve that stress and anxiety. And visualization is a great relaxation technique that can help with that.

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Sleep Problems and Bipolar Disorder or Depression

Sleep Problems and Bipolar Disorder or Depression

You may feel like the world and, especially work, is a difficult place for you and you’re oversensitive to “normal life.” This happens to many people because their depression and bipolar symptoms are triggered by outside events. Triggers for depression include: poor diet, lack of exercise, relationship issues, staying at home all day, lack of contact with people, a lack of purpose and unusual as it sounds, vacations can trigger depression.

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How the Bipolar or Depressed Worker Can Manage Mood Changes

Our society places a high value on making money and our work. With depression or bipolar, one can be made to feel like a failure. You can feel worthless and ashamed at your inability to work. You can feel terribly ashamed when through a manic or depressive phase and you realized you have spent thousands of dollars. If you have set up a safety net

How the Bipolar or Depressed Worker Can Manage Mood Changes

What behaviors indicate a change in a depressed or bipolar worker’s mood? One of the first changes that occurs to me is the inability to complete or finish a task. Nothing is more frustrating than a desk or an office filled with incomplete projects.

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