All of these words to say–sometimes trying isn’t enough. Not to say that you shouldn’t try as hard as you can to reach your goals and use every ability you have to its fullest. But sometimes it’s just not going to be enough. That’s why we have doctors, meds, and other people to help when we get overwhelmed.
I’ve been in regular counseling now for over ten years and still have things I am learning about myself and how I tick and how I react to the various events in my past that still impact my present. Get help when you need it for as long as you need it. Learn to live with yourself and love yourself. We can’t love others properly until we learn to love ourselves properly as well. And know who can do the greatest works through you–the Lord Jesus.
I am still trying–but with a realistic view of myself. I am going to fail at times. I’m going to be rejected. I’m going to have difficulties. That’s just the way life is, with or without bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder simply complicates my life more than other people’s. But with good doctors, good counseling, good help, and good medication, I have had a much less complex treatment course than others I know.
That’s my message to all who suffer from this disease. Get help, as much as you can, to stifle the effects and make sure you take care of yourself.