Are You Just Surviving With Bipolar Disorder? Or Are You Thriving?
I want to live a full and rich life in spite of bipolar disorder––which is why I am choosing to thrive (not just survive) with bipolar disorder.
Even for those who do not celebrate Easter, this time of the year, serves as a time of celebrating life and a time of reflection of the lives we are living. So, how is the quality of the life you are living? It’s a fair question to ask.
Are you surviving or thriving? Certainly life in recovery is a mixture of the two. However, I work diligently to thrive. For me thriving has much more to do with attitude than anything else. Part of my attitude is that I want as much out of my life as possible in spite on having bipolar disorder. And even on days where I might be doing more surviving than thriving if I am learning from my “surviving” then I look at it as thriving.
Attitude matters. A quality of life in recovery has a lot to do with our outlook on life. But, what also plays an extremely important role in our lives is the medical treatment that we are receiving for bipolar disorder; is your medical treatment contributing to you thriving? What are your expectations? Is it even possible for you and me to expect our medical treatment to help us get to a point of remission? Remission? Really? Talk about thriving!
Here’s an article from DBSA that I ran across this past week. I offer it to you hear what you think about it. If nothing else, it gets you and me thinking about the quality of our lives during this time of the year when this is new life springing up around us everywhere.
I don’t know about you, but I do not want to die before I am dead! I want to live a full and rich life in spite of bipolar disorder. How about you?