Here is the awaited post on triggers. For those of you that aren’t as familiar with Bipolar/Bipolar ÎI disorder I’ll quickly explain. A trigger can be something big or little that happens to set ones with the disorder down a different mental and emotional path.
In this first post I want to relate my personal experience with a trigger that actually happened to me today. I woke up this morning and was able to get of bed, I was in a good mood, everything was dandy. I get to school, my husband calls. Our air conditioning unit is not working. In my area it’s been reaching the mid 90’s so it’s hot here. Well this became my trigger today.
I usually handle things just fine but not this time. I became extremely frustrated, snippy and on the verge of tears. Talking to my husband to try and solve the problem only made it worse. It triggered me to go over the edge to the point where I had enough of everything.
After recognizing that I was triggered I took steps to calm back down and I’m ok now. Triggers can ruin your whole day. They can also plunge you into depression or spur you into mania. It’s so important to start looking for these triggers, knowing what they are and have a plan for dealing with it.
There are many triggers I want to talk about and I will keep covering them in future posts. Do you have any triggers that either catch you off gaurd or ones that your able to recognize early on? Comment below or go to the suggestion box page to let me know! I’ll include them in my nex few posts!