Enjoying Life’s Simple Pleasures

IMG_8688On a scale of ‘one to ten’ how busy have you made your life? Do you have the time to stop and smell the flowers? I think that we were created to regularly stop and smell the flowers; we need to.

In a never-ending world of to-do lists, I find myself putting off life’s simple pleasures, like stopping to smell the flowers. All because I simply do not have the time… or so I think.

Today I was trying to get my daughter back into the car, when she let go of my hand to sit in a patch of grass. All I could think was, ‘are you serious right now? We are in a hurry, get in the car!’ But then I realized how happy she was sitting in the grass, picking these adorable little daisies. She was creating a mini bouquet. So I sat down with her and enjoyed every moment of picking flowers with her, just as I used to as a little girl myself.

As someone who struggles with mental health/bipolar issues, the more I believe it is important to become mindful of taking the time to ‘stop to smells the flowers.’

Yet another example of my children teaching me another valuable life’s lesson ❤️.

I’m so bipolar, and unashamed.

2 thoughts on “Enjoying Life’s Simple Pleasures

  1. Hi, I’m quite new go what is going on with me. Im on Epilim Chrono (sodiium valproate) it took about 8 weeks to kick In, and I felt great.
    This last week though I have been on a downward spiral crying for nothing to the silliest things, I thought these tablets would help me, iv been yo see the doctor I’m trying to keep as normal life as possible. I don’t feel like I can go on like this. I started these tablets in August and have gone up to 1000 mg now, do you have any suggestions please.

    1. My apologies for taking so long to reply! I’ll first preface my response with I’m not a doctor, so always consult with your doctor about any medical advice. I only offer my own personal experience. My experience with on boarding of medications is that it can take a very long time to perfect the amount of the medication you should be taking. As well as finding, at times, the perfect “cocktail” of meds to balance each other out. For example, I’m currently taking very small amounts of four different medications that have FINALLY helped to stabilize me. It took almost 6 tireless and depressed/manic nights to find the combination. The wait is well worth it. You can and must go on. Don’t let bipolar win, you are always stronger than you think. I practically have my psychiatrist on speed dial. So many people will sit at home and be depressed for months all while not calling their doctor. If I have 3 days of deep depression even, I call my doctor immediately. They might get sick of me, but I figure that is what I am paying them for. Plus, I believe my doctor truly cares about me, as she has told me she WANTS me to call her. Which is another point, if you don’t trust your doctor and have full faith in their ability to treat you, then it’s always good to reevaluate from time to time if a new doctor might help. The right doctor makes ALL the difference in the world. Finding a new doctor, I have found, is best if you can get personal recommendations from people you can trust. I hope I was of some help. Remember you’re strong than bipolar depression! Much love, here for you!

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