Being Bipolar Can Be Hard...
but when times get rough with being Bipolar, i use these little "PICK ME UPs".....
1)- I am unlovable. ----->->-> I AM LOVABLE
2)- I am alone in this world. ----->->-> I KNOW AND LOVE MANY PEOPLE
I will always be like this. ----->->-> PEOPLE WITH THE KINDS OF PROBLEMS I HAVE DO GET WELL, AND THEY STAY WELL FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME
3)- What's the point? ----->->-> I'M ALIVE, SO I HAVE PLENTY OF GIFTS TO SHARE WITH THE WORLD. (i added the following)-> IF I DON'T, THEN WHO WILL? (i am quite narcissistic by nature and I KNOW THAT I AM SPECIAL IN MY OWN WAYS JUST LIKE ANYONE ELSE) (being bipolar doesn't mean you cant be positive and do positive things to enrich your life and the lives others - KNOW YOUR STRENGTHS)
4)- I will always be alone. ----->->-> I MIGHT BE ALONE, BUT THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO LOVE ME. (i added the following)-> ONE DAY I WILL FIND MR. RIGHT, OR HE WILL FIND ME (i already found my spiritual twin and best friend in the same person, but i am still waiting on Mr. Right)
5)- I have wasted many years of my life. ----->->-> I HAVE DONE MANY GOOD THINGS DURING MY LIFE (i have actually done many good things. i found that tutoring children to read and basic math skills, and adults to get their GEDs was a great therapy for me. at the time i didn't know it, but looking back on it, i know i helped someone who needed someone - and being bipolar does make you an outcast sometimes if you let it)
6)- I will never succeed, so why try? ----->->-> I WILL SUCCEED (i added the following)-> THAT'S WHY I TRY EVEN HARDER (i have become a workaholic, but i enjoy my work and use my bipolar to make me better at it)
7)- What's the use? ----->->-> LIFE IS WORTHWHILE. I DON'T REALLY WANT TO DIE (with all of my suicide attempts, my vanity got in the way. i had to look good. but, i never really wanted to die - i just wanted the depression to end and saw no other way out)
8)- Nobody loves me. ----->->-> MANY PEOPLE LOVE ME (that's why i only hold folk near and dear to me who really care. all of the others i let them go)