How I Manage Every Day “Mood Swings”

  • Avoid conversational topics that will upset me.
  • Avoid people who may antagonize me.
  • Limit the amount guests in the house
  • Limit the amount of social activities
  • Stay away from alcohol or other mood altering substances
  • Try to go in another room and rest for a while.  If I am overstressed or over stimulated.
  • Go to another room and scream into a pillow
  • Go for a walk around the block
  • Sometimes a good cry can really release a lot of pent up emotions
  • I don’t play board games or anything competitive
  • I sometimes take Ativan if it is really bad
  • I often talk myself down with my husband
  • I play with my cats
  • I spend time reading to or just talking with my son.
  • I write about it.

I just want to say that I am fortunate to have a husband and son who are so understanding.  They are incredibly supportive and I am very grateful for all the things they do for me.  If you don’t have this support in your life I urge you to find a therapist who can help you through the difficult times.  There are people out there who care.  I only hope and pray that you will find them.



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