Are you experiencing bipolar disorder first hand? Or is your life is affected by someone else’s bipolar? Or maybe bipolar doesn’t enter your immediate world at all, but you are, like most people these days, feeling bombarded by the stimuli coming in from every direction of our modern world.
Whoever you are, whatever your story, you can benefit from taking a minute to breathe.
Simply sit upright, with a long, tall spine, and take a slow, deep breath.
Allow your full attention to become absorbed in the breath as you inhale and exhale slowly four more times. Invest this moment in yourself and in a state of inner calm. By coming back to your breath, your true self, and your center, you can make better decisions, act with integrity, and contribute a sense of peace to the world around you.
Have you been newly diagnosed with bipolar disorder? Feeling lost or alone? Here are three organizations that can offer support, education and resources.
Browse their websites or give them a call. There are lots of people ready to help you thrive through both the challenges and gifts that bipolar disorder might bring. You don’t have to do it alone.
The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
The National Institute of Mental Health
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)