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How I Overcame Bipolar II (and Saved My Own Life)

How I Overcame Bipolar II (and Saved My Own Life) | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it
(Author’s note and disclaimer: The following piece details my story of overcoming a serious and potentially-fatal mental illness, bipolar II, between the years of 2000-2007.

 

Age twenty-nine: I was standing by the fourth-story window of my rented flat in Buenos Aires, as I’d been doing for hours on end in recent days and months, staring sullenly at the ocean of sidewalk below, a seeming resting place of final peace with just a slight shift in weight. . .

 

Buenos Aires sounds to most people like a romantic vacation destination, but to me, it was a place of retreat, a sign on my failure, a last step, at the end of the earth, on the way to the end of my line.

 

I had taken a wrong turn somewhere in life, and after a long, winding road, I had finally hit a dead end, four stories up in an apartment overlooking the cracked sidewalks of the San Telmo neighborhood of one of the most storied cities in the world, and I was contemplating my final move...

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7 Quick Ways To Turn A Bad Day Into A Good Day

7 Quick Ways To Turn A Bad Day Into A Good Day | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

Seth Simonds of Lifehack.org writes some incredible Posts on life changing. I share them here with you mixed with some of my own advice.

 

1. Make a list of things you’re grateful for
This one is so simple! If you’re having a rotten day, grab a piece of paper and start listing things you’d be grateful for if you were in a grateful mood. As expected, you’ll soon find that the growing list of things to be grateful for in your life dwarfs whatever is ruining your day and you can move on with your life. Chris Voss Advice: There are some great iPhone Apps to keep and record things your grateful for – check them out. When your not busy you can contemplate them anywhere...

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