Thoughts of a Bi-Polar: Part 3

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Michael has been suffering from Bipolar Syndrome (Manic-Depression) all his life.  He has agreed to write about how he copes with his affliction.  We hope that this opens the eyes of people who know of friends who suffer from this disorder and will respond with the compassion, understanding and support that they need from us. And for readers who do suffer from this, we hope that Michael’s experiences and his writings help you cope with the affliction.  You are not alone.  Reach out, there are many people out there who will gladly help.

Tip 3: Trust that things won’t only be better… but will also be great.

This is very important to me personally. If I were to live everyday trusting things will just “get better”, then my life isn’t worth it. I will never allow my personal suffering to equate to things just “getting better”. There has to be a bigger, greater reason for my struggles. This is what keeps me going. This is what fuels my ambition. Trusting that my future will be worth all this depression, anxiety and fear is the only way for me to never give up on life. And once I achieve this particular greatness, I will do everything in my power to sustain it… giving me a new found reason to live. Believe this will happen to you too. Trust in your future.

Tip 4: Believe in a higher power

Believing in a higher power will cause you to fear less and possibly even love more.

Tip 5: Surround yourself with people that empower you.

Unfortunately, for me, my family makes me feel sad. There are just some things I cannot change. But I constantly surround myself with friends of all ages that empower to believe that I am worth a lot more than what I think I am. They affirm me and make me fuel my desires to seek happiness. They remind me of how beautiful life can be. But most importantly, they give me a sense of belonging. Look for people you can trust. Your family, friends… even business partners or better yet… children. I highly encourage this. And once they start trusting you and loving you, your self-esteem will rise giving you a better sense of importance and security.

I hope all this helps. And I hope you wake up tomorrow with less fear to achieve more.


– Michael.


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