As a survivor of Bipolar disorder, I often grapple with racing thoughts, particularly during manic episodes. Amidst a surge of new ideas and desires, focusing becomes a challenge.
In my efforts to cope, I diligently jot down my thoughts in a daily journal and catalog my ideas in notes. Additionally, I've committed to stepping outside whenever I feel overwhelmed, and during high-energy moments, I engage in simple exercises like walking.
I aspire to cultivate these habits as coping mechanisms for my mental health, opting for self-reliance instead of consistently burdening close friends or an intimate partner with the same recurring issues, understanding they may not always have the time for me.