Spring Has Sprung!

What a beautiful day! The sun is shining, the flowers are in bloom, the bee’s are a buzzing, and the birds are chirping!
So why do I feel like crap?

I’m in a funk, I suppose. Today, I woke-up not ready to conquer.

I placed my feet on the floor, headed to the kitchen, and started to brew my coffee.

I figured I could change my mood with a fresh cup of coffee, and sit outside to enjoy my morning. After all, it is gorgeous today!

But to my despair, I couldn’t get out of my funk.

Medication can only do so much. It’s up to me to shake it off.

I sat for a while meditating and concentrating.

There is nothing holding me back. I can do this! And so I did!

Some days is harder than others. But today, I did it! I found my smile, laughter, and my joy.

For most of us, it takes a real hard look to pop out of it. I truly understand.

If you’re trying to find some ways to cope, try these helpful tips.

1- Put on some upbeat music

2- Stand-up and stretch

3- Take several deep breaths

4- Get your body in motion

5- Focus on the positive

Doing a few of these really helps!

If you have ideas on how to get out of a funk, please share in the comments.

Bipolar joy and pain



Living with type 1 bipolar disorder, PTSD (due to childhood trauma), Rapid Cycling, and Seasonal Affective Disorder. Writing about my life experiences.

0 thoughts on “Spring Has Sprung!

  • April 6, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    Read Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice – always gets me out of a funk. Plus a long walk, a hot bath and greasy fried food. I actually prefer dark and stormy days. The crash of lightening and wail of a banshee always awake my inner howling thus chasing the funk from my body. Howl. I do believe it’s a full moon…

  • June 10, 2015 at 10:11 am

    What is funk exactly?

    I think I have periods where I am energized and look forward to next day but there are periods where I have no mood whatsoever, lack motion, unproductive and don’t see hope.

    Not sure if someone relates by I am bipolar version II or to say correctly hypomaniac?

    • thebipolarmaniac
      June 15, 2015 at 9:26 am

      A funk is sort of like not feeling yourself. I totally relate to what your saying. For me I get that not so emotional feeling when I’m stable. I lack the ability to feel much. But, it’s better than being manic, I say. It can be quite annoying, for sure.


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