#43: How to Recharge Your Batteries (from Adrenaline Fatigue)

energy recovery wellness Jan 16, 2020
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Do you ever feel run down and completely drained of life? Like there’s no amount of sugar-free Red Bull in the world that’s gonna keep you goin’? Every day feels like you’re running a marathon, except for the fact that you’re wearing a snow suit.

And in bipolar depression, it’s like you never get a full recharge. No matter how much you sleep, and sleep, and sleep, there’s just no energy whatsoever for the big things. But when depression lifts you might run yourself into the ground or get emotionally exhausted. Either way, your battery is never full.

In today’s episode of The Bipolar Now Podcast, Mike shares a story from a Listener about how to reverse this situation. Even if it takes time to practice these six takeaways, you’ll find that life changes dramatically for the better and that all the effort you invest will have been well worth it.

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  • Addiction to drugs or alcohol are not just dangerous for your physical health. They also change your biorhythms, which is a trigger for ongoing problems from bipolar disorder.
  • Shame leads to daily decisions that drag your energy down. Way down. But shame can be silenced by learning about your strengths and being proud of them.
  • Excess adrenaline leads to constant bipolar fatigue, but don’t settle for being a container for your depression. Learn to “diffuse” your depression by working through it and reducing reactionary living.


Lifer Discussion Guide

There is no Lifer guide for this episode, but you can use the six takeaways in this episode to open up a conversation this week. “Lifers” are special people who have the kind of faithfulness to you that assures you they’ll be there when called upon. If you haven’t nominated a Lifer as part of your non-medical support team, what are you waiting for? :-)


Join the Tribe!

Once you’ve had a chance to talk or journal about these things you might have a question from this episode. If so, make sure you head on over to The Bipolar Now Podcast Network on Facebook! There’s quite a few people over there who are also taking a new step in their mental health. And we’d love for you to share your story with us when you’re ready. So don’t miss out!


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