Patients Bipolar disorder
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Posted on 30/01/2021 16:14
I find routine helps me with every day life and work i never have expectations of what outcome should happen only outcome goals ! and then if anything doesn't happen i can try again tomorrow! no time limit no failures just lots of plans ?
Do you use routine and do you find it helps ?
Beginning of the discussion - 01/02/2021Does a daily routine help with your bipolar disorder? https://www.carenity.co.uk/forum/bipolar-disorder/living-with-bipolar-disorder/today-tomorrow-and-forget-yesterday-4001
Posted on 01/02/2021 16:10
@Bethsherry Hello Bethsherry, thank you for opening this discussion. It sounds like you've found a great way to manage your bipolar disorder! Has your routine changed at all in lockdown?
Hi everyone, how are you today? Have you tried establishing a set daily routine for yourself? If so, has it helped you?
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Posted on 01/02/2021 16:18
Yes shower in morning,take deago my dog for his walk,depending on weather, watch tv and read
Posted on 01/02/2021 17:02
yes this is how i cope everyday so if i don't feel the same i notice it much faster than when i'm not in routine lock down has been better for me as i have less unexpected things happening or people turning up and work life is a great way to keep up socially so i don't get used to not being around anyone but also have time away from busy life
Posted on 03/02/2021 00:36
Working shifts means I have to keep to a routine. I'm up at the same time every morning get the chores done then start work. Working from home is lonely but I'm talking to people all day so that's nice.
Posted on 03/02/2021 09:18
I'm in PR8 area ,yesterday I had a phone call which made me see that the support is there,just harder due to lockdown,dogs been out ,and chilling in the flat
Posted on 02/06/2021 16:55
Routine really helps me too. It was one of the first things my counsellor had me put in place. I have a set routine when I get up in the morning and when I get up at night, having a set of habits is really helpful because I know what I'm supposed to do and when. Uncertainty can really trigger my anxiety which can send me off the edge sometimes. It also helps me make sure that I get enough sleep which helps me not have an episode too.