There are three primary triggers for bipolar DNA to engage and alter our body chemistry. First, we must inherit the bipolar genes. Second, bipolar onsets are enabled by hormones changes, or other body chemistry upsets. Third, the stresses in our environment can and will trigger bipolar mood swings.
Environmental stress in today’s society is a given. No one is without pressure. Jobs, families, social situations, health and money conditions present stress to our body. Eliminate the stresses and you will alleviate bipolar symptoms. This is much easier said than done.
Recognizing stress to our bodies AND recognizing the source can be difficult because as humans we get conditioned to our environment. We fall into habits, routines, and patterns that can create discomfort to our lives. By choice and circumstance we allow ourselves to become entrenched in the dynamics of a social dance inside our relationships. Unhealthy relationships are caustic to us bipolar folks.
Most people with bipolar are typically hyper sensitive to their environments. When social situations pit you against your intuition and better judgment it causes stress. An unhealthy relationship can be one that stagnates growth and awareness; one that is void of empathy and understanding; one that triangulates you against others; or one that uses a bipolar diagnosis against you. Relationship challenges come in all shapes and sizes. If the paradigm becomes crippling to you, your health, and your bipolar is in constant turmoil, it maybe time for a complete change.
Only you knows whats good for your health. Taking a good long look at uncomfortable patterns and how these shape your bipolar mood swings is the first step towards awareness. Next, if you have taken action to heal or change your partnership with another and these attempts have failed, a reassessment is in order.
Healing relationships starts with you. There are a number of ways to good health for your body and your mind. Counseling, mediation, honest reciprocal communication, along with healthy eating habits and exercise all help heal. But, if the stress is unending, you will need to take the initiative to step away.
Environments can help cure, or they can kill. Make your choice a conscious one.
Patty Ann from PattyAnn.net
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