Recovery, it has been such an adventure to find my path towards it. I decided to try to take control of my mental health on March 16th, 2017. I have Bipolar 1 and ADHD. My journey towards recovery has been a very short one but very eventful. I started with an idea of recovery that has changed with time. My original goal was to be functioning and mentally stable. I didn't really know what functioning meant because I lived my whole life in a manic or depressed state. So it has been a learning process and lots of trying new things. I do consider myself someone that is on the right path towards recovery. I will share how I am on this path.
The first thing I do every morning no matter how late I wake up is take my medication. If that is all I can do for the day at least I did what I needed to do for my brain. Doing this when I'm not feeling my best makes me feel accomplished. The feeling I get after that is a good feeling and is usually enough motivation to go on with my day. Medication is the one thing that will remain constant in my life.
I also go to therapy once per week. I make sure I get to therapy because therapy helps me sort things out that I may be struggling with. I keep a sleep routine that I try to stick to on a daily basis. I take my medications at 8 and I try to be in bed by 10. Getting a good amount of sleep is imperative to my mental health. I also try to go once per week to either the living room,
Written by Liliana Nicholas