While in a manic state, especially if you are coming out of a deep depression, it is easy to use your manic energy to get a lot of things done that you couldn’t do while in the bout of depression you just came out of.
Like I said, it is easy to do a lot of things, but should you? The answer is no. Everything should not be done all in one day. Think of the times in the past where you did things you later regretted.
Some ideas to keep you out of trouble are to:
Make a list of things you want to do and prioritize them.
Don’t write letters, emails, FB posts that you will later regret. Often times, I stay off of FB, and try not to write any letters or emails. It is easy to let it loose when talking to someone who has hurt you while manic, but that is not the time to do it. You can write a rough draft and use it later as a guide when you are more stable. Writing it all done if very therapeutic too. You feel like you are accomplishing something.
One thing I like to do when I am manic that keeps me out of trouble is spend time on my FB account designed just for mental health advocacy. This is where people don’t judge me. I also like to blog and be more active in my FB group Advocates for People with Mental Illnesses and page Mental Health Advocates United.
These are some things to keep in mind when you are manic of what not to do.
Some things you can do is clean your house, make an appointment with your doctor if you are in real trouble, organize those closets or drawers that you just have not had the energy to do when depressed. Also, it is a good time to exercise because you have all that built up energy and need to spend it.
It would be helpful to hear what you have to say as to things you try to avoid doing while manic and things you think are safe. Please comment below and I can add them to this blog.