“You just live. Why would you have to struggle to be happy?” Every day on this journey with bipolar, anxiety, and PTSD is just that – a conscious effort to do things that will bring homeostasis and happiness. Just think of it. All of your efforts that are made in life have the thought of, ” will this bring happiness, will I be less anxious, will this bring peace? “. Think about it, in your normal life. You can rationally think about the efforts and consequences. I have made my routine about what will bring about happiness and peace. OK so I pray, then write about what I’m grateful for – because being grateful brings about the joy of life. Then perhaps read, the good stuff – self-help, psychology, how to live with a higher purpose or meaning. Meditation is good, listening to people who enlighten me is great. Yes, I even exercise for my health; not to look the best that I can, but to perhaps keep anxiety down, and ease my mind, and sleep well. EVERYTHING is done with the purpose of HOW CAN I HAVE PEACE AND HAPPINESS. It DOES NOT just happen, like those who are fortunate enough not to have mental illness. When will that be understood!!!!??????
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