My Bipolar Daily Routine

One thing is certain in this life and that is: our days are finite. We, as humans, are also finite. We have limits on to what we can do each and everyday before we need to recharge whether that be through drinking, eating, sleeping, exercise, you name it. Without these basic necessities, we cannot complete […]

My Bipolar Daily Routine

Published by Jeannette_PTSD

Hi, My name is Jeannette I'm 32. I'm diagnosed with Depression, Anxiety, Adhd, Panic Attacks, Bipolar2, PTSD and Borderline Personality Disorder. Im here to help others understand what life like now with these disorders they have.

8 thoughts on “My Bipolar Daily Routine

  1. Thanks for sharing your routine. I probably need one as well. I have a severe case of bipolar too. (I think you already know this)

    Does only sleeping 5-6 hours affect your mood? I thought we needed a solid 8 or 9 hours? I normally go to sleep and sleep hard for 4 or 5 hours then wake up wide awake… I end up making myself go back to sleep and end up feeling like crap when my alarm goes off.

    Cannot believe you wake up at 5am 7 days a week. I’m sure you get more done that way.

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    1. I believe a low number of sleep hours does effect your mood. It happens to me too. I get up once, twice or three times a night. My silly ptsd. This amazing routunie idea was written by a friend bipolar blogger!! I am so horrible with routine. I make what I decided to do a routine. I can never tell how ill feel. My schedule besides work has to be flexible.

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    2. I was the one who wrote the original post and for me personally, sleeping 6 hours a night doesn’t negatively affect my mood. If I let myself sleep 9-10 hours (which I could do after waking up 2-3 times throughout), I get more grumpy and agitated throughout the day if I’m experiencing hypo-mania. If I am severely depressed, then I could sleep 16+ hours and then feel even more depressed for wasting my day. Trust me, there are days where I don’t do jack shit due to my mood swings, but by having a schedule more or less that I stick to, my moods have improved and my therapist says I’m the best that I have ever been in a long time.

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      1. I normally wake up several times a night too. I sleep hard for a few hours then I am up and down. It all just depends honestly. I sleep better if I don’t eat a lot of carbs before bed. Here lately I have been withdrawing from nicotine so my sleep pattern is off.

        I’m not sure if I am more irritable with more or less sleep. I guess I should pay attention to those things if I want to manage my illness.

        I am working on developing a routine. It’s going to take some work.

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      2. Maybe if have a therapist or lose friend who could help you spitfire different ideas to setup a routine.

        The way to feel better is noticing how your body feels when you do certain things. Such as sleep, how you eat, noticing when you are getting upset. It’s really fascinating. I enjoyed learning about all the quirky things my body does. But before I found it fascinating I had to educate myself all about mental health in general.

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      3. I wish I could afford a therapist. I don’t have health insurance. I have to pay out of pocket for all my medication (5 prescriptions, 3 different supplements) and for my doctor appointments ($80 per visit). I will try to talk to a friend/family about a routine. I will probably start off by waking up and going to bed at the same time every night and eating breakfast, lunch, dinner at the same time.. take my medication at the same time, do chores in the same time frame, and leisure time at same time.

        I really do need pay more attention to how my body/brain reacts to certain things. I guess it’s very irresponsible that I don’t do that. I want to win the battle—meaning learn how to tame the beast (my brain), but I don’t do what I’m supposed to do. I need to add exercise in my routine too

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