These questions are from Revenge of Eve’s So You Know weekly series!
- How often, if ever, do you feel ruled by your emotions?
- Does your mood decide your productivity level?
- Are you bipolar or do you have another behavioral diagnosis?
- How do you respond to having a not-so-good day? (Sleep, cry, nothing)
- If you could give your moods names, what would they be?
– any additional mood you can think of:
Thanks for the fun questions!! Let’s see here….
- I feel ruled by my emotions whenever I get all paranoid and have a meltdown. It seems to be triggered by brain chemistry issues and/or monthly hormones. It can present itself as a major feeling of anger rising up and taking over.
- Hmm…. my productivity level is less affected by mood and more affected by energy level. If I’m sleep-deprived (and I need a lot of sleep) or hormonal or overworked, I flatline and get nothing done. At that point, I just mess around online because I don’t have the energy to do anything else. Then I try to reset my energy level with a good night’s sleep. If I’m conked out and it’s the middle of the day, I’ll take some Seroquel as allowed to induce a nap and help me rest. That doesn’t happen often, maybe once every other month.
- Am I bipolar? Yes, and it affects my energy level much more than my mood. I can get into manic cleaning mode, in which I clean the house all day. Or I can be catatonic all day and stare at the wall. Quite honestly, neither extreme causes any problems for me, and I just run with it. The problem is that if I had to function in the workplace… it just can’t be regulated. (I have other workplace issues, too.) I’d never be depended upon to provide steady energy to a regular job. In my non-working life, I just go with the flow, but it would never fly at a job. All of those energetic inconsistencies are livable, but if I were to not take any Seroquel (I always take some at night to sleep soundly), I’d become manic in a way that could cause problems. So I think Seroquel really helps me in a lot of ways.
- How do I respond to a not-so-good day? That’s a good question. I try to get through it and assure myself that tomorrow will be much better. Often, if my day has been awful, then I’m feeling overwhelmed and exhausted, so I quit expecting any productivity for the rest of the day. I mess around online, lie down to rest, watch some sitcoms, and play Tetris.
- Hmm… if I could name my moods… that’s a tough one, but I LOVE the Disney movie Inside Out. However, it bears mentioning that I’ve never seen it. I just love the concept of it–naming the moods inside a girl’s head. I have an Inside Out blanket that I love. I think their names are: Fear, Anger, Joy, Disgust, and Sadness.
Like, how cute is that? Hold on, let me find the adorable nighty I have…. Here it is!!
Thanks for the fun questions!!!