Handling Bipolar Extremes

It is a blessing and a curse to feel everything so deeply. I have always looked for the meaning in everything and although this has made me successful, it has also caused me to react to situations in unnecessary ways. Always overanalyzing the behaviors of people and different situations is exhausting. This is a part of living with bipolar 2 disorder. As I get older my emotional extremes have caused me to build a barrier between me and other people. In this video, I talk about living with these types of extremes and how “open dialoguing” has helped in this process.

 

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  1. Susan says:

    I care too much about what I imagine people are thinking about me. It was worse when I was very young. The older I get the less I obsess over this, which is a good thing. I know it is a waste of time and energy to worry about what people are thinking about me, especially since I assume they are thinking the worst. My approval seeking behavior habits exacerbates this. I am not diagnosed bipolar, but I do have social anxiety disorder. You offer some very helpful advice for me with is post. Especially in a social situation where a “jerk” is saying things that may send me over the edge. It truly is best to let it go.

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    1. Hannah B. says:

      Hi Susan! Thank you for the comment! I we are very passionate people who already feel vulnerable as it is. We feel as though we have to defend ourselves constantly. However, it is good to take a step back and look at the reality of the situation. I agree with you. Who doesn’t seek approval from everyone else? Its natural. As long as we can have some balance. Thanks!

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