For most, being quarantined, it is an awful thing and people can’t wait to get back to their “normal” lives.
For me, life is not that much different. Because of my depression, I stay at home and only leave the house once a week to get groceries. I self-isolate and only have a few friends that I keep in constant contact with.
Luckily for me, I have my husband with me during this time of uncertainty. I feel for those who are by themselves.
While manic, things would be different, but my way of dealing with bipolar disorder for the past few years is to do everything I can to not get manic. I have been on strong anti-psychotics that seems to help for the most part.
If I were manic right now, I would probably be going crazy right now as when I am manic, I go, go, go and staying in the house would be difficult.
For me, right now, I am in a hypomanic state, thus the reason I am actually blogging. I have not written in my blog for almost a year. Please know that that is because of my depression.
So, in conclusion, this time of self-quaranting has actually been a good thing for me as it has made me feel like others. Also, in times to come, I can explain to people that I am like that most of the time and now they might understand. “Ya know the time you were self-quarantined for months? Well, that is how I live my life.”