It is not easy to deal with your bipolar disorder and your fears. The first step anyone should do is to talk to a professional. Getting help from a counselor or other professional is very important and can provide you with much help and insights in dealing with your current problem. In the meantime, here are some techniques a person can use to help manage their fears and bipolar disorder.
A good way to manage your fear is to learn how to manage your negative thoughts by thinking of something positive. For instance, you have a fear that you will not be able to get through the rest of the week. Instead of focusing on this negative thought try to remind yourself that you got through other times in which you dealt with your fears. This is no different. Remind yourself that you can do it again.
Take it one step at a time. You never know when a new opportunity may come that will help us to solve your problems. The answer you may be looking for may be around the next corner. Be positive and always be aware of what each day can bring us.
Sometimes, a certain task may make us nervous. When this happens, visualize yourself doing the task in your mind. For instance, you are nervous giving a speech in front of a group of people. Before this event takes place, imagine that you are giving the speech in front of some people. Using your imagination can help you prepare for a future event.
Try to learn as much as you can in managing your bipolar disorder and fears. Read books and consult with a counselor as mentioned above. Learn from your mistakes when managing your anxiety. If something doesn’t work the first time around then try again. Never give up in dealing with your fears.
Avoiding your problem will do nothing in the long run. Managing your bipolar disorder and your fears will take some hard work. Be patience, persistent and stay committed in trying to solve your problem.
Stan Popovich is the author of “A Layman’s Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity and Non Resistant Methods” – an easy to read book that presents a general overview of techniques that are effective in managing persistent fears and anxieties. For additional information go to: http://www.managingfear.com/