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Time to think. Sunday March 23, 2014

My mood swings can turn me from an affable, friendly, cheerful, life-and-soul-of-the-party type into a manipulative, calculating, revenge-seeking egotist.

Now, just the physical act of typing has helped me rationalise my condition.

I've been on Moodscope since last August, and at first I was sceptical. However, now I feel that doing the cards daily gives me at least one small task to do on my bad days.

Looking over my scores monthly helps me to watch for repeating patterns a few days in advance. The great part to that is:

a) if a mood dip or swing occurs, I don't berate myself as much, and
b) if a swing or dip doesn't occur, I feel better.

Time is a great healer. It is a cliche. But cliches are cliches because they contain a grain of truth.

Peace and Love, always.

Richard.
A Moodscope member.

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Comments

amrose Sun, Mar 23rd 2014 @ 3:05am

Richard,
Thanks for your blog.
I've been using Moodscope for a year and a half and I love looking back on the patterns, but also the notes I write each day. It's been really helpful for monitoring the effect of my med changes and life changes. Keeping to routines is hard for me, so doing moodscope every day is good for me even on a bad day, as you said. Even if I've stayed up later than I should have, I make myself do the cards and write the notes before I go to sleep. It's something I feel proud of because I'm keeping a promise to myself.

Anonymous Sun, Mar 23rd 2014 @ 8:33am

I like your post Richard. I thought it was just me who has such opposing facets of my personality. It's good to know I'm not alone. When I'm caring, sensitive, loving, laughing, sociable adult it's difficult to remember the manipulative, jealous, bewildered, ego-driven child who lurks on the sidelines.

Julia Sun, Mar 23rd 2014 @ 10:08am

Nice meaningful blog Richard. When I read your nice comment on mine yesterday, the thought crossed my mind that you hadn't written a blog so it was a coincidence to see your name this morning.
I find this personality change in myself possibly the most difficult thing to come to terms with. I am either in high spirits or tired and down, the latter lasting much longer than the lovely high.

Ric Sun, Mar 23rd 2014 @ 12:12pm

Although, hellicopters move cloud,
Aircraft is still the thoght of today

Julia Sun, Mar 23rd 2014 @ 12:19pm

Hi there Ric. I am not sure what you mean? Are you referring to the terrible tragic disappearance of MH370? I am sure your message is much more subtle and I must be missing something? Do tell. I am intrigued.

Richard Sun, Mar 23rd 2014 @ 3:17pm

Thanks amrose,
Keep on keeping on.
Regards,
Richard.

Richard Sun, Mar 23rd 2014 @ 3:26pm

Thankyou. Your words mean a lot. I'm reading a book recently recommended by another Moodscope user. It's called " Dibs:In search of self ". Life-changing? Absolutely.
Good Luck.
Regards,
Richard.

Richard Sun, Mar 23rd 2014 @ 3:41pm

Thankyou, Julia, for your considerate words. Coincidence is the word. After a day walking and contemplating a tricky family problem, I nearly fell off my chair when I read my blog as "the public" would read it. Moodscope is one of the most effective, yet simple tools to help me through my tired and down days. I feel so much better since putting my name on my posts, but at the same time I needed some "Anonymous" time to feel comfortable with the protocol. Thankyou again.

What do you see when you turn out the light?
I can't tell you but I know it's mine...

Regards,
Richard.

Anonymous Sun, Mar 23rd 2014 @ 5:29pm

Wow, thank you so much for your comment. A friend of mine suggested this site and it is really good to talk and read about other people and that you are not the only one on the planet feeling bad. I am sure my feelings of depression are situational and I also have a massive amount of guilt which I just can not shake off. What does help sometimes is reading an affirmation a day and then acting on those words. Stay in touch Richard, love Jane

Anonymous Sun, Mar 23rd 2014 @ 10:40pm

Thanks Richard, I'll look for it when I'm next in Waterstones. Keep on keeping on. And good luck to you to.o.

Richard Mon, Mar 24th 2014 @ 4:44pm

Thankyou for your kind words, Jane.
Guilt really is an energy-sapper. Today ( Monday ) I had to snap myself out of a spell of it. I'm looking forward to my Monday Tai-Chi class.
Love, Richard.

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