What is it Like Waking Up with Bipolar Disorder?
Wednesday, March 7 2018 Hannah Blum
What it's like waking up with bipolar disorder seems like a random question to ask, but it isn't. In this video blog post, I share what it is like when I wake up with bipolar disorder.
Waking Up with Bipolar Disorder: Surprise!
When those of us who live with bipolar disorder wake up, the anxiety kicks in, the questions start flooding through our heads, and the thoughts just don't seem to have an end in sight. It is nerve-wracking not to know how you are going to feel in the morning. You can go from having a fantastic and productive day before to waking up the next day feeling overwhelmed, anxious and depressed. You never know what you are going to feel like when you wake up with bipolar disorder, but you can be confident that you are going to feel something.
Even when I feel numb in the morning, my mind is still racing. When I feel depressed, I become worried and feel guilty, trying to figure out how I am going to change this day around. I start searching through my journal and bipolar self-help books to try to find coping methods.
Accepting This is Another Day with Bipolar Disorder
Living with bipolar 2 disorder, I have learned that sometimes you just have to accept things the way they are and ride out the emotions. Starting off your day beating yourself up for living with bipolar disorder does more harm than good.
What do your mornings look like when you wake up with bipolar disorder? What do you do when you wake up depressed? Please share your experience and thoughts or send in a response video to email@example.com. Thanks!