When it comes to mental illness, there are plenty of stereotypes. But in reality, mood disorders can be hard to pinpoint - particularly in people with bipolar disorder symptoms. More from Health. When they are in a manic phase, people with bipolar disorder can have an inflated self-esteem. Malone says. Two of the most common types of behavior that can result from this are spending sprees and unusual sexual behavior.
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There are many reasons for failing to finish
Many many years ago, I decided to take up wood carving. I went to a local arts store, bought a bunch of tools and materials and things… and then promptly did absolutely nothing with them. But meanwhile, maybe we can get better at perseverance. No matter the circumstances, having greater perseverance will always help. Nobody, bar my bank balance, was hurt by it. So the guilt must come from some deeper story I believe about myself. In situations like this, we could spend forever delving into our psychology, searching for deeper reasons and childhood incidents and painful beliefs. This is all worthy work, but sometimes…. Chasing the origins of this guilt down a psychological rabbit hole only gives it more power, time, and attention, none of which it deserves. Instead, simply recognizing the excess guilt can allow us to let go of it.
Does it feel like you never finish anything? Learn how to escape this common form of procrastination purgatory. I was once a starter, too. Beautiful blogs languishing in internet graveyards. Planet-saving lifestyle choices long forgotten.