The Solution Is ACTION!

If you’ve ever read my blog before you may know that I am on Long Term Disability (Private, not SSDI) due to this delicious disorder we call Bipolar. One of the hardest things for me is finding meaning and purpose in my days, when I have absolutely no structure and could conceivably spend the whole day stoned out of my mind watching Snapped on the idiot box. I actually have done that a couple of times, and the depression hangover is UNREAL!!! A couple of people have inspired me to do better, and I want to cyber-kiss them right now. The first is Oh Temp who published Alternatives To Self-Destructive Acts. This was SO INSPIRING to me and I immediately started to compile my own list in my head. The second person is my friend SlimShady who is also on Disability and told me he keeps a running to-do list and requires himself to accomplish at least four items off his list each day. I have started doing that and it REALLY helps.

One of the ways in which I am really self-destructive is that I procrastinate. Right off the bat that might not seem like it’s self-destructive but for me it is, because it’s a cycle, of putting off things, then beating myself up for not doing them, then I have all this baggage about whatever the thing is, and it builds up into a wayyyy bigger thing that it really is, and I just can’t get started, and the procrastination cycle perpetuates itself. I have been using Tapping very effectively to overcome some of my bad Procrastination habits and IT FEELS SO FUCKING GOOD!!!!! YEAH! I also will catch myself starting to think the procrastinating thoughts, because it’s such a long-standing habit, and I stop myself and say to myself, “Don’t think, just act!” This circumvents the whole mind-fucking system.

I am feeling great today because I was starting to fall into the procrastination/beating up on myself pool of shit, and somehow I Tapped my way out, and did what my “Healthy Self” wanted and needed to do. I am really happy about that. Hope you all had a great Monday. Peach Out!!

14 thoughts on “The Solution Is ACTION!

  1. Good advice from those who inspired you, I’m on disability as well and my husband made a suggestion that has helped tremendously, He said to make my blog my job, and so I have. I take more time research for it,more time to write it, and I promote the hell out of it on social media. Since then my readership has more than doubled, but the number of comments has gone down, I can’t figure that one out yet. It doesn’t have to be your blog, but it may help to try and find something to be your “job.”

    • Thank you Bradley!!!!! I really do want to become a better writer, so that’s a great idea. You’re lucky to have a good boyfriend 🙂 I wonder why comments go up and down? WordPress would say that it has to do with how you’re tagging it. I can’t believe how certain blogs I wrote over a year ago, maybe a year and a half ago, are still getting hits almost every single day!!! So I think there’s some truth to the effective tagging argument 🙂

    • I can totally relate. I find it hard to talk to others about my life since you know the conversation will eventually turn to you. The question of so how have you been, what do you do all day, what do you do for a living? These questions scare me because it makes you feel self conscious! This I have been secluding myself from friends and some family.

      • Yes!! I’d really like to do some Meetups to try to meet more people but that’s, like, the first question people ask…”What do you do?” Hmmmmm…….”Don’t tell anybody, but I’m a Princess!”

    • Hi EJ! Tapping, or EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) is a method of tapping on the acupuncture meridians while stating certain phrases, such as “Even though I (whatever the negative thing is, like, Even though I am very overweight), I deeply and completely accept myself.” You do this 3-5 times while tapping on a set of meridians. Sounds silly or far-fetched, but I can tell you with certainty that IT WORKS!! Here is a good introductory video on it, I strongly encourage you to take a look!

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