Coping With Hypomania, A.K.A. The Best Mood Ever.

Being bipolar can be hard. The highs are high, but the lows are low. You might find yourself feeling elated, euphoric, and extremely happy one minute, then sad, lethargic, and down the next.

Hypomania is a manic state that differs from mania in that it doesn’t need to include psychotic features or psychosis. It’s more of an elevated mood with racing thoughts and sometimes pressured speech. You may not even realize you have hypomania if it’s in the mild form because it feels good to have these feelings in the moment!

If you feel like you might be experiencing hypomania in its milder form, here are some tips on how to cope.

What are the symptoms of hypomania?

If you feel like you might be experiencing hypomania, the first thing you should do is check for some of the symptoms of hypomania.

Some common signs of hypomania are:

- Feeling elated, euphoric, and extremely happy one minute

- Feeling sad, lethargic, and down the next

- Racing thoughts and sometimes pressured speech

- An elevated mood with racing thoughts that may not include psychotic features or psychosis

- You may not even realize you have hypomania if it’s in the mild form because it feels good to have these feelings in the moment!

How do I know if I'm experiencing hypomania?

The best way to tell is to keep a mood journal. Mood journals are a form of self-monitoring you can do to track your highs and lows. You can use them to identify patterns in your behavior so you can learn how to manage your moods better.

A mood journal can help you identify when you're experiencing hypomania because the ups should be more than the downs. But, if it's not always that clear, then just listen to yourself and pay attention to how you're feeling.

If you think you might be experiencing mild hypomania, it's important for you to know that there are some things you can do while managing your moods. For example, these tips might help:

- Take care of yourself by getting enough sleep every night and eating well; this will help stabilize your moods.

- Write about what’s making you feel stressed or happy in detail; this will make the good moments seem even better because it gives them clarity and helps reduce stress levels.

- Exercise regularly; this will release endorphins that give you that good feeling we all want more of!

- Spend time with friends or family members who make you feel happy; if they're around when

How do I cope with hypomania?

If you’re experiencing hypomania in its milder form, the first step is to recognize what it is and stop yourself before you go too far into mania. Recognizing the signs early on can help prevent a full-blown manic episode.

Here are some things that may help:

* Keep a mood log: This will help you identify patterns in your mood and notice when something isn't right. It can also be useful for your doctor to track your symptoms over time.

* Talk to someone close to you, like a therapist or family member, about how you feel. They can give you insight into what's going on with you, offer strategies for managing your symptoms, and provide emotional support.

* Find an accountability partner: This person should be someone who cares about you but isn't afraid to hold you accountable for actions that might lead to extreme highs or lows. You could also consider joining a support group of people who have bipolar disorder.

* Get treatment: Treatment options include counseling, medications, and lifestyle changes (like avoiding alcohol).

Conclusion

If you're experiencing symptoms of hypomania it's important to know the symptoms and how to cope with it. Make a plan for how to manage your condition and stick to it so you don't have a relapse.

If you're experiencing symptoms of hypomania it's important to know the symptoms and how to cope with it. Make a plan for how to manage your condition and stick to it so you don't have a relapse.




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