In this article I am most likely going to talk to you about something that nobody probably ever told you before:  the WORST thing you can do about bipolar disorder.


And that is NOTHING.


That's right, the worst thing you can do about bipolar disorder is nothing.


Even if you do accept that you have bipolar disorder (which is hard enough to do in itself), if you do nothing about it, there's no chance for stability.


There are just certain things you MUST do to attain stability with bipolar disorder.  You cannot simply do NOTHING!


It's the same with life.


If you graduate with a high school diploma, yet learn nothing else, you'll never go anywhere in life.  I'm not saying you then have to get a college degree, but you still have to learn – you at least have to get trained in a trade, or else you'll have to work in fast food for the rest of your life.


When you get married and want to have children, but learn nothing about being a parent, you will have more problems than you can handle.  You at least need to learn something about being a parent to be a good one.  You must learn something about children in order to raise them.


If you want to be in a healthy relationship, then you have to learn how to be a good partner.  If you've had bad relationships in the past, then you have to learn from them.  If you do nothing, you'll just keep repeating the same mistakes over and over again, and you'll never have a good relationship.


It's the same with life lessons.  If you've made bad choices and poor decisions in the past and didn't learn the lessons you needed to in order to learn from them, then nothing changes.  If you do nothing about them, you'll just keep making the same mistakes over and over again.  You need to grow and learn from your mistakes, but if you do nothing, you won't.


There is a saying that goes, "If nothing changes, nothing changes."


So, it's the same with bipolar disorder.  If you do nothing, you'll stay unstable.


You may not like the way things are, but if you do nothing to change them, then they'll just stay the way they are.  You can't expect them to change by themselves.


You can't change the fact that you have bipolar disorder.  But you can change the fact that there is no cure for it just by learning how to manage it.  If you do nothing, then the disorder is in control over you.  If you do something, then you are in control over it.


You can't do anything about what's already happened.  You can't change the past.  But you can do something about today.  But if you do nothing to change today, it will be just like the past that you can't do anything about.  You can make today better, but not if you do nothing.


If you find that your attitude is negative, and you do nothing about it, it will affect everything you do – your thoughts, your feelings, your actions, your reactions, your behavior towards yourself and others.  You can change your attitude if you want to, but not if you do nothing.


If you are depressed and you do nothing about it, you are going to stay depressed.  But you can change that by changing your attitude to a more positive one – it's all up to you.


You may not be able to change others around you, but you can change yourself.  But if you do nothing, you will still stay the same.  And all of us need to be constantly growing, constantly changing, to better ourselves.


And here is the worst of the worst:


If you see signs or symptoms of an episode and do nothing – if you don't report them to your doctor or psychiatrist, then you WILL go into that episode.


Do NOTHING, and you might lose EVERYTHING.