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4/27/18 9:03 A

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I always tend to get really down on myself when I am not performing at the level I think I should be. On a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being our most productive, I always think I should be at a 10, not matter how I feel. I have adjusted my thinking on this matter. Every morning, I assess where I feel with regard to mood and energy. I give myself a realistic measure of where I think I will be that day (that is my "10" for the day). For example, Monday I felt horrible. I decided that a 1 was going to be sufficient for that day. I managed to brush by teeth and take a bath that day. I rated that level of activity/functioning as a success. Today I feel more like a 6. Because I feel better, I will probably be able to eat better, get out of the house, make my appointments, etc. Giving myself realistic goals has really helped me not suffer so much during the down times.

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4/4/18 10:24 P

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When I get really depressed, whether it's a mood thing or from being in physical pain that day, I tell myself, "This too shall pass." It has helped me SO many times. It makes me realize whatver kind of pain I'm in it won't be forever! One of the useful things my Daddy taught me. emoticon

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4/2/18 8:21 A

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I'm finding myself in the position of having only myself to talk to. I don't make friends very easily and have never been able to maintain friendships. At my age and with this mental illness I don't care to try. My one good friend got angry with me over something really stupid. She told me not to talk to her for a long long while. I will be fine because I know this is more her own issues than it was mine. I did something nice for her and for whatever reason she worked herself into being angry over it. Having Bipolar Disorder I do understand moods. I can't allow people to treat me like dirt though even if it is my one and only real friend that I don't want to lose. I deserve to be treated better. I didn't do anything wrong.

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11/9/17 10:08 P

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I find myself talking to myself in Sam's Club. I tell myself I am just as good as anyone in the store!! Then I hurry through and get my groceries.

~~Angie ~~
Just taking it one day at a time!!!



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11/9/17 9:27 P

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Today's Coping Skill is "Talk Yourself Through it: Self-talk helps in difficult times." This is very true. When things get hard, just talk to yourself. Maybe not out loud, but inside, just tell yourself that you can get through it, that you are strong. Make sure your self-talk is positive, and it will get you through!

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