Our First Giveaway!

When I wrote about how I simplified grocery shopping, I mentioned that my favorite food box is HelloFresh. They have been kind enough to supply me with codes for two WINNERS of a FREE HelloFresh box, each worth $69.95. The winners will be announced next week here on sibple.com.  Please read the Terms and Conditions…

7 routines for bipolar disorder

Building healthy routines is a cornerstone to maintaining stability in bipolar disorder. The right routines can help to reduce episodes of mania and depression. Routines help build structure to your day, reduce stress, and help you to remember things like taking medications on time. Creating new routines is a way to integrate new healthy habits…

Creating routines

Creating healthy routines with cues can be very helpful in remembering to do things. The great thing is once that routine is ingrained, there isn’t this huge effort expended in trying to remember. It’s automatic. Adding on a new habit in a chain of existing habits is like a domino effect. Example, when I grab…

My plans revolve around mental health

This is a journal entry from awhile back. In retrospect, I was catastrophizing and jumping to conclusions. I always do when I’m in a panic at the thought of not getting enough sleep. It’s the risk of mania that scares me so bad. I think the big thing that was going on here, was the…

My roller coaster ride

I was originally diagnosed with Major Depression and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. This was in my early 30’s when I sought help after a series of life crises led to me not being able to pull myself out of a year long depression. I was prescribed a SSRI for the depression, and a benzo for the…

Using up spoons to write

I had been doing good about getting on the treadmill on a daily basis.  I’m attempting to work it into my routine in the evening when I reach that point of day that I’m just wishing the day would be over. Around 7pm when it’s too early in my day to just lay down on…

Emotional Regulation

At my most recent psych appointment my mental health provider suggested I join Emotions Anonymous. I actually laughed. I didn’t know there was such a thing, and thought she was joking.  She made this suggestion after I told her about my most recent breakup, and my behavior that prompted the series of events that led…