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

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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

I Have a Big Mind, So I Can Keep Dreaming

I have a very big mind. I don't know if you can quantify the size of a mind seeing as it is abstract. What I mean when I say I have a big mind is that it wanders. I have high ambitions for myself, and sometimes believe in them. I think I'm going to become … Continue reading I Have a Big Mind, So I Can Keep Dreaming

The Eye of the Storm: The Grateful Aftermath

A depressive episode has a way of making anyone go from actively living their life to merely existing in a matter of days or weeks. The ability to do what you love? Zapped! The ability to get up in the morning? Zapped! An interest in doing anything other than staying in bed living life through … Continue reading The Eye of the Storm: The Grateful Aftermath

Suicidal Thoughts Are Just a Habit?!?

Today I've been told that suicidal thoughts are a habit in response to a low mood. I don't know if I agree with this. I was told this by my therapist, and I agree it used to be like that for me a few years ago whenI was told this by my schema therapist - … Continue reading Suicidal Thoughts Are Just a Habit?!?