#78 Strength is momentary without endurance

empowerment optimism reflection Sep 30, 2020
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Is it just lethargy setting in, or does every day get a bit more tiresome? Why do some people look unaffected by the sweeping changes in the world? Do they have some secret coping mechanisms that we’re missing out on? Sometimes you gotta wonder if it’s smarter to just “check out”.

Well let me take today’s episode of The Bipolar Now Podcast to make a case against giving up. Yes, we have to find that inner drive—you know, the thing that’s been collecting more dust every time you have to watch one more TV show, or go to the store in a sea of masked and exhausted people?

Today’s show builds substance on last week’s topic, which was strength. Because it’s not enough to go from one micro-encouragement to another (hello, social media). In order to have true strength you’ll need to hold tightly to things that will outlast this life. But it’s 100% worth it!

 

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TAKEAWAYS

  • If community is the key to strength (as we saw last episode), then character is the key to endurance.
  • Great character is only unlocked by a powerful set of values that govern thinking and decision making.
  • Modern life is a lot like a hamster wheel, and we can get trapped inside thinking we’re alright. Learning the ability to observe yourself and cut off poor commitments is how you gain more energy for yourself ongoing.

 

Lifer Discussion Guide

Use the questions in today’s Lifer Guide to help you out with any sticking points you may have toward getting help for your mental health.

“Lifers” are special people who have unwavering faithfulness. This assures you that they’ll stick around through all the highs and lows that are normal for a life with mental health challenges. If you haven’t nominated a lifelong family member or friend as part of your non-medical support team, what are you waiting for? :-)

 

The Questions

1) How have your goals or dreams been affected by the events of 2020?

2) What is causing you to feel the most exhausted as you plan out tomorrow? / Are you still making plans for every day like you normally would?

3) What in your life could use a brand new start? / How could we work together to make that happen?

 

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 Group on Facebook! There’s quite a few people 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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