Being able to manage our mental and emotional health is a big question nowadays. I have spent the past 20 odd years working on this and one thing I have found helpful is to write stuff down. In this blog I am going to share with you why and how
I always get asked
“How do you cope day to day with the OCD and Bi-Polar?”
Most of us, if we admit it are prisoners to our minds and our thoughts
Most of us are totally out of control when it comes to our actions based on our thoughts
Triggered in an INSTANT to feel
Like a victim
That leads us to
Not be able to sleep
Have racing thoughts
You know exactly what I am talking about
Having a diagnosis of BP and Co-Morbid OCD (really bad OCD) was a big thing back then for me.
The best thing I ever did for my diagnosis was to go to a 32 week course to learn about it
Learn about my triggers, learn about the diagnosis, which helped me to learn about how I work with it all
One big thing you HAVE to do is to take responsibility for it
I have been wreck-less with my diagnosis before and NOT managed ME and that nearly cost me my life, Rock Solid and Baz at one point.
Mental health is something to be taken seriously.
You cannot just be wreck-less with it and just ignore it
You have to face up and deal with it
You have to manage YOU and not the condition
You have to know who you are inside out back to front and upside down!
If you have been given a diagnosis of anything
GET TO KNOW YOU
MANAGE YOU and NOT the CONDITION
How do you do that?
Well, I have spent about 20 years perfecting this, that does not mean you have to because I have the formula to that.
Plus being in the po po (Police) for 10 years taught me the magic of writing everything down in case you need to refer to it in a case later on down the line.
I cannot tell you how many times that helped me out of a few sticky situations.
One thing you can start with today?
Journal and listen to yourself
Look at what is happening in you
Write down your thoughts
WRITE. STUFF. DOWN
Most of what is happening is in our heads, and it gets lost OR it plays over and over and over again
We always tell our Rock Solid FreedomFighters to
WRITE. STUFF. DOWN
When it is in black and white (or whatever colour you decide to write in)
You cannot escape it
You start to see who you are and how YOU work
When you get to understand that well that is when you will be able to gain CONTROL and FREEDOM
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t always get it right, because mental health is ever changing depending on your circumstances
BUT taking responsibility never changes
Always be writing stuff down
Looking at it, stepping back and seeing it for what it is, rather than the circus that is being played out in your mind
KNOW YOU, KNOW YOUR OWN MIND
Don’t leave it to chance
If your an emotional eater – write stuff down
If you get anxiety – write stuff down
If you cannot sleep – write stuff down
If you have racing thoughts – write stuff down
If you have low self esteem – write stuff down
If your grieving – write stuff down
If you are angry – write stuff down
Get the picture? now go and get a book and pen and write stuff down, it may help