I discovered something on-line that looks interesting to me, and thought that I would like to share it. I don't expect anyone to answer the questions on the board simply because I think it takes more thought and putting it on the board may not be conducive with total honesty in your answers. So this is something that you can copy and paste and do at home if you want to.
These questions are not to be answered lightly, but are meant to be an exercise of self-discovery to figure out what your true desires, values, strengths, and passions are, and then work on making it a reality.
"These questions are designed to help to know yourself deeply and find what is truly important to you. We all have an unexpressed potential; the exercises are specifically designed to help you find yours (and mine)
1. What do I absolutely love in life? This could be absolutely anything. Within your love for these things lies deep passion.
2. What are my greatest accomplishments in life so far? List all the moments you are proud of as well as the times that you've succeeded. To have accomplished these, you would have used some of your key strengths. Maybe think about why you succeeded. Within these lie greatest strength.
3. What would I stand for if I knew no one would judge me? List everything that you would do if you weren't afraid, even your wildest dreams. This will help you discover your greatest values.
4. If my life had absolutely no limits and I could have it all and do whatever I wanted, what would I choose to have and what would I choose to do? List what you would do throughout the day if you knew that you were bound to be successful, and what kind of person you would be, how much money would you earn, and where would you live?
This question allows you to realize who you would truly want to be if there were no limits. Know that you wouldn't have a desire if you didn't also have the ability to fulfil it.
5. What would I do if I had one billion dollars? List everything that you would really love to do if you had all the money in the world. You would probably travel the world, buy a house or two, and give some money to your family. Then what would you do with your time?
This question helps you to think without limitations. When we are able to remove limitations and boundaries, we can discover what we really want to do.
6. Who do I admire most in the world? List your greatest inspirations and the qualities that you admire about these people. Think about what really inspires you in this world. What you admire about others is also a quality that is in you. Know that you admire someone because they have similar qualities to you.
Taking the time to answer these questions will change your life. The more that you can implement your passions, strengths, values, desires, and motivations into your days, the happier your life will become.
The most valuable knowledge that you will ever discover is, and always will be, within."
My boyfriend of two years suffers from bipolar disorder. Up until recently, we had a very healthy, happy relationship. Over the past 6 months he has had a pretty severe manic episode. Now on the downswing of that, he has become increasingly apathetic to our relationship and has pushed me away. He even wants to break things off because he says things will not end well and he is not healthy for me, but that he "doesn't care and wishes he could". I would love any insight or experience others have had with bipolar and the apathy aspect of depression. I'm not sure if I should just accept that this is what he thinks is best, or take this as a side effect of his depression.
This may be a stupid question. I received my chart and on the exam part, my doctor almost always said I lacked insight. Everyone always says I have good insight into my illness ( probably because I worry about getting sick so much). If she states I am lacking insight, is she saying I don't recognize my mania and depression? Just curious. Thank you!View Thread
I have had issues since growing up and he mainly branches from the environment I grew up in. I was diagnosed 6 years ago with bipolar disorder. I have tried Dr after Dr and med after med, but I still feel insanely crazy. It affects my life, work, and relationships. I am so lost and I have no one to speak with about this at all because people are not educated on this topic. My moods are constantly flipping and I do not know how to control myself nor the impulsive rash decisions that I constantly make.View Thread
I have been married to my husband for 18 yrs together for 22yrs my husband is bipolar and refuses the label...
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I have been married to my husband for 18 yrs together for 22yrs my husband is bipolar and refuses the label and will not seek help or medication (my husbands mother has been was dx clinically with depressed for years )
my friend is a therapist and has known my husband longer than i have known him and agrees he is bipolar
i have been on countless websites to take test if you think your love one is bipolar
we have seen therapist, psychiatrists etc as soon as one of these professionals suggests my husband should be on medication he no longer wants to see the person. or if they point out his issues and or things for him to consider to evaluate he no longer wants to see the person
my husband has times when he is kind and thoughtful but as he gets older his mean,crazy side is shown more
for example i could be home relaxing watching tv in a peaceful state my husband will come home (you never know what mood he is in) and he will start yelling about something he my have found on the floor or the central air is too high , he will be so angry you are awaiting his head to explode.
if i do not explain to him something i might have done out of routine he explodes
one incident we drove home in separate cars (my husband vehicle is used less so his vehicle is always parked first in the driveway and my car last) i arrived home first instead of waiting in the street blocking traffic i pulled my car in the beginning of the driveway went inside waiting for my husband
he called me on the phone asked why the car was in the driveway i explained and the car was moved so he could pull his car in i thought ok done
he came in the house in a rage screaming slamming our bed room door "why do you make me upset" i could not get a word in before i knew it he threw his car keys at our bedroom window he threw them so hard i thought the window was going to break
i am a christian and i believe in our marriage but i am at a lost the few people that know about my husband one is a close friend to my husband the do not understand why i stay
i hoped to hear from someone that is going through this and had some insight or been through it or a professional who could advise me
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