Bipolar + Writer’s Block = Zero Productivity
Bipolar can be my friend at times. Then there are those times when writer’s block slips in and I get nothing accomplished because my brain is mush. When I am trying to write, the bipolar has the corner market on keeping me from producing anything. I can’t focus, I am having auditory hallucinations, racing thoughts, along with depression and a whole host of other symptoms.
I try to keep up with the blog, start other writing projects and mingle in the social web, but both the bipolar and the writer’s block attack my brain and allow little aliens inside. This was true when I was a teacher, in sales and a paralegal.
Methods of Dealing with Bipolar Writer’s Block
- Whether you are a writer or a Jiffy Lube mechanic, you need to take breaks for your sanity. Get out of your present environment and walk around.
- Drink plenty of water. 73% of your brain is water. Maybe some of your problems are from being dehydrated.
- Be sure you are taking your medicine. If the symptoms are getting in your way of work, then talk with your psychiatrist. I was exhibiting ADHD symptoms. My current shrink listened to me and placed me on Adderall. Glory, hallelujah! It is amazing the difference that one pill did for my brain and my LIFE. I now have the motivation to write and do other things like exercise and clean.
- Practice self-hypnosis. My psychologist has used hypnosis on me in our sessions. He has also taught me how to do self-hypnosis. It is amazing how it clears your mind and helps you to focus on whatever it is that needs to be focused. Actually, I have used it while I was writing this blog.
- Get plenty of sleep. It is difficult for me to get a good night’s sleep. That in turn makes my job as a writer very hard. When I worked at an office job, I fought to stay awake all the time. I am thankful the Adderall is also helping me with my narcolepsy.
Drop me a line in the Comments section. Share with me your ways of handling Bipolar Writer’ Block. Of course you can use these tips with any job. Don’t forget, you can email me too. firstname.lastname@example.org