Write in a journal how you are feeling each day.

Battling Bipolar Disorder is difficult. It is especially difficult when you are limited to health care resources. Not being able to see a psychiatrist for months on end takes a tole. That is why loving myself is crucial. That is why taking care of myself is crucial. I have to – because at the end of the day no one else will.

Take 5. Whether that be 5 breaths or 5 minutes in a private area to re-evaluate your situation. Leaving your current situation will allow you to gain perspective and return back to your ongoing tasks with a clear mindset.

I am thankful for God not giving up on me when life got rough.

The Art Room – one of those dark days…….

Get through anything put your mind to it one day at a time

Sometimes talking to my mom and dad helps a lot.

The best education is adversity. Battling my depression and anxiety isn’t an option despite negative and stressful events occurring outside of my control.

Sometimes the hardest times in our life’s gives us strength and courage and shows us that we are stronger than we think. My anxiety has been a big hump in the road of life, but at the end it will all be worth it.

My hope is to get ahold of my anxiety and depression since my car accident which was the scariest day of my life.

Going for a walk with friends.

Doing something positive with your hands can help! Draw, cook, knit, fold some laundry, paint, do a puzzle, fix something.

Practice deep breathing, taking 10 breaths, counting up from 1 to 10 in your mind as you slowly take each breath, and exhale. Focus on the breaths and just counting. See how you feel after 10 breaths, it can also help lower your anxiety and heart rate

One day at a time!