Mean Bipolar Downswings: Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself! by Julie Fast.

I just read this blogpost by my friend Julie Fast. It seems like she has read my mind and put down exactly how I’m feeling right now! Totally negative, about everything, it feels pretty bad! Will try all in my power to get over this blast of negativity, and get back to my positive, real self. Thank you Julie for posting this! XXXOOO

“When overwhelmed, negative mood swings arrive, they can bring out some very unsavory behavior. 1. No table at a restaurant pleases. 2. No food tastes good. 3. Driving causes road rage.  4. Life feels very difficult. 5. It’s hard to find a comfortable place to sit. 6. Work is scattered. 7. The body is out of whack. 8. People get on the nerves. 9. Life is too busy. 10. We want a different life.  When I have one of these mood swings, I recognize that I’m overwhelmed and I take action. It usually takes me hours to get myself to calm down and those are often lost hours. I have to stop myself from driving randomly. I will park, go in a place, feel uncomfortable and leave over and over again if I let myself. I will eat sugar to feel better and to calm down. I will snap at people and yell and scream and pedestrians who do something stupid. I don’t want to be this person, so I check myself before I wreck myself. Julie”

Source: Mean Bipolar Downswings: Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself!

4 thoughts on “Mean Bipolar Downswings: Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself! by Julie Fast.

  1. Gosh! Sounds like me too. I appreciate the word ‘overwhelmed’. That’s when I know ive hit the downward slope. But the people around me don’t understand the meaning of the word as it pertains to my mental health. The see it as an ‘excuse’. Now that drives me crazy. Thank you for sharing the link

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