Moving On From Hypomania

As with every episode, as it comes to an end and I regain the ability to think I start making plans to try to stay well. I reflect on what has been helpful for me in the past or in general. I look at the advice given by others with similar difficulties. I try to … Continue reading Moving On From Hypomania

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The Crash Bang

: The Phases and Faces of Hypomania The tiredness hits. You're grateful and glad to finally feel tired. It means you might actually sleep a decent amount. There is no predicting whether you will sleep properly or manage just a few hours again. If you sleep a whole night, you may wake up with your … Continue reading The Crash Bang

The ‘Sharp to Sludge Thinking’ Phase

:The Phases and Faces of Hypomania All these ideas you had that were great, they speed off into the distance. Whilst trying to catch it from running off a lorry of other exciting ideas crashes into your side. Now there are two to catch. Another drops on you like a bomb of catastrophe, and between … Continue reading The ‘Sharp to Sludge Thinking’ Phase

The Definitive Phase

:The Phases and Faces of Hypomania Some people will be quite forward with me, "you're doing my head in. Go away." My partner, and nurses on a ward mainly who refuse to talk to me unless I stop pacing around them in circles as fast as my feet will carry me. Other people try to … Continue reading The Definitive Phase

The Chatterbox Tatterbox Hackerbox Phase

:The Phases and Faces of Hypomania What does someone do who has all of these amazing ideas crashing into one another in their mind? They're too good to keep quiet, too many to not share and too exciting to not act upon. They talk. I talk, shit mainly. I have a story for everything we … Continue reading The Chatterbox Tatterbox Hackerbox Phase

The Too Busy to Sleep Phase

I'm sure somewhere there is some wisdom on not sleeping that goes along the lines of, "if you can't sleep, get up and do something until you're tired". This is exactly what I do when I can't sleep, which doesn't happen all that often for me. I am a good sleeper. I always have been. … Continue reading The Too Busy to Sleep Phase

The Getting a Fuck-Ton Done Phase

: The Phases and Faces of Hypomania Imagine that every obstacle that comes your way is minimised. You're a giant Super Mario, the obstacles are the same size essentially but feel more like minute lumps in the road. What was once a 3ft wall is now merely a texture difference in the tarmac. Problem solving … Continue reading The Getting a Fuck-Ton Done Phase