Giving a Voice to the Silence offers positive angles to the issue that faces those with mental illness. Living with Schizo-Affective Disorder and being able to share my experiences with others, is the best way I know how to pay it forward. Life can be difficult, my goal is to bring a bit of hope to a place where many feel there is none.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Do you miss Mania?

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This will be a short post, just something I thought of last night and wrote some thoughts down.

While I am not a fan of the cycling that goes with Bipolar Disorder, I have to admit that my mania and I have become friends. We spend our days dreaming, writing, taking pictures and enjoying life. Time passes quickly when we are together; my to-do list is finished in no time and the sun shines bright.

It seems I can take on the world, and then…….the inevitable brick wall shows up, nasty thing that it is and takes away all my fun. What really gets me then is all that I did while I was manic is still here and now that I have no energy and no interest, I still need to keep going. All to often it has happened that I volunteered for things, or agreed to do this or that, then when the mania is gone………..I have to find a way to manage it all.

So, basically I miss my mania – we’re friends.


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4 comments:

  1. A friend of mine use to say that mania is fun as long as the credit cards are hidden and you do not have to make any large decisions.

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  2. I'm a rapid cycler and do enjoy hypomania. All-out mania, for me (as I grow older), seems to develop into very bad things. At least when I'm living in a stressful situation. My remedy? Divorced the stressful situation (:

    But seriously, I love my mania. When we're getting along.

    Enjoying your blog. I'm doing a bit of blog-hopping tonight.

    Take Care,

    Sooz

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  3. Thanks for stopping by. I agree with you - hypomania is my friend and we get along, though there are days. I'm a rapid cycler also and stress does make it worse, unfortunately it is my job that is the stress.

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  4. Kelly,

    Sorry to hear that (about the job = stress factor). I've been fortunate to land a job where I can work from home. And it's helped me so much. Before that, I could barely hold a job to save my life, but I've kept my present employment for 6 1/2 years, and I'm happy with it. Whew. That's one obstacle overcome. So many more...

    Take Care,

    Sooz

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