Bipolar disorder isn’t being full of drive and excitement about your passions, but then you hit a setback and boom – you feel sad, hate yourself, and lose all your self-esteem. Bipolar disorder isn’t feeling like a pathetic loser, but the minute something great happens, you suddenly feel like you’re on top of the world. Bipolar disorder isn’t about being emotionally reactive, being super moody, or having fast moving emotions that swing from one end of the spectrum to the other the instant something happens to you.
As much as we don’t like anxiety or when our body goes into fight or flight mode, our body does those things for a reason. Anxiety says, “be careful! We don’t want that bad thing to happen.” Fight or flight mode is our body going into crisis mode to try to keep ourselves safe from serious harm or death.