This post could just as easily be titled “Celebrating Mania”, “Exploiting Mania”, “Yay, Mania”, or “Gimme Mania” for some of us, especially someone like me who tends to hang out at the other end of the pole. I’m DYING to feel good. Then when I DO feel good, I get a bit panicked. Am I manic? Am I blowing my life? Am I alienating people? Am I having too many brilliant ideas? Am I solving too many of the world’s problems?
I suppose the responsible Bipolar filly or fellow would try to do something to bring themselves down from mania, if they can identify it. That is not necessarily me. I just want to feel good so bad. I want to use that manic time to exercise a whole lot, and get some weight off. I want to use the time to get some projects done. I guess I consider it my golden time. Again, I have a hard time identifying if I’m manic, or feeling good. It’s hard for me to know the difference.
I guess what I’m getting at is I’d like to know HOW you can tell the difference! HOW do you know you’re manic? There’s got to be the ability to feel good and be productive. Where’s the difference? Sleeping vs. not sleeping? Because I never go without sleep, that’s not my measure. I need to be able to tell, so that I can allow myself to feel good. I’d love to hear from others who struggle with this. I’m willing to bet it’s not just me. Peach out and Happy Saturday!!!!!