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    Top 10 Tips for Higher Functioning Bipolar Living in 2010
    hope7951 posted:
    TOP 10 TIPS for HIGHER-FUNCTIONING BIPOLAR LIVING in 2010 What Professionals Need to Know for Professional Results... by David Mariant ? "The Bipolar Coach"Below are ten key tips for living with bipolar successfully in 2010. Each tip will be open for discussion on my new bipolar discussion forum. I encourage you to join the conversation at:

    1) ?Begin with the End in Mind? ? A famous quote by author Steven Covey. Do you know the importance of goal setting? Do you know how to set goals?
    2) Knowledge is Power - Do you know if you have the signs and symptoms of bipolar? Do you know what the signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder are?
    3) Strategies for Success - Living with bipolar disorder in a higher functioning way is no accident. Do you know what the best bipolar life strategies are?
    4) Implement your plan ? Even the best strategies will not help you achieve bipolar living success without implementation. Do you have a plan?
    5) Monitor your Moods ? Do you track your moods? Do you know if you are in a safe place today? Are you heading into danger or recovering from an episode?
    6) Peers who Understand You ? Who in your life understands what you are going through? Who do you trust when you want honest and caring feedback?
    7) Life History - Have you created a timeline for your life and noted the events that you?d like to repeat or avoid? Do you benefit from your past?
    Expect Results ? Higher Functioning Bipolar Living can be achieved and believing in results is a great place to begin. What is holding you back?
    9) Positive Self-Talk ? We are what we think, right? What have you been thinking about lately? Who and what is your source for positive self-talk?
    10) Integrity - We are all of these: body, mind, intellect, and spirit. With balance in these areas we have the best foundation for higher functioning bipolar living.
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