#56: Switch Up Your Tired Situation (and Do Something Different)

growth mania optimism Apr 16, 2020
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Do you ever find yourself getting tired of your surroundings? Maybe you’ve been stuck inside of them for years, and then one day you realize, “This isn’t serving me anymore.” And that’s when it’s time to look at transitioning. You know it’s time to make a switch, but you’re afraid to take the leap.

On today’s episode of The Bipolar Now Podcast, Kadine Cooper shares exactly how that happened to her. She felt stuck. She was unfulfilled. But she’ll show you how she recognized these signs, and more importantly, how she found the courage to step out and switch things up.

It’s times like this ongoing global crisis where you can begin to let go of the places and the work and the people that no longer help you to be successful or satisfied. Although the act of letting go is scary, the door that it opens leads to nearly limitless possibilities.

Which is why today’s conversation is so powerful. Don't miss it!


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  • If bipolar disorder (or any other mental illness) is in your life, you absolutely have to prioritize for your ongoing health and well-being.

  • Our mental health is not guaranteed each morning we awake, which is why it’s important to adopt of mindset of service to help mitigate the effects of mental instability.

  • To make a major switch in life (like a job you’ve had for many years), you can go into it more confidently with the help of another person like a transition coach.


Lifer Discussion Guide

Use the questions in today’s Lifer Guide to help you talk your way through the stress of making a switch when we are living with social, work, and recreational restrictions (COVID-19). This is important for mental health because we lose sight of reality when we are isolated and restricted for even a short amount of time.

“Lifers” are special people who have the kind of faithfulness that assures you they’re going to 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? :-)


The Questions:

1) What were some of the switches you had to make as a child growing up? / What is one change you remember the most?

2) How did those changes make you into the person you are today?

3) Are there any life changes you’ve been thinking about making lately? / Are you getting tired of any one thing in your life?

4) Have you ever considered hiring a “career/transition” coach to help you through a big change? / Or is there any way I can fulfill that role for you?


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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