Tag is exactly manic
2020-10In August I got a tattoo that I did not want and did not like for seemingly no reason. Then in October I mentioned this to my psychiatrist and was promptly diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I had gotten my tattoo during a manic episode. The typical risk-taking behavior that I would do in my day to day life became more drastic and dramatic during COVID. When I am not manic I'm very careful with regard to the pandemic so the pandemic made my behavioral differences more pronounced and more obvious to a doctor. Due to the pandemic, I was able to receive a diagnosis and begin treatment. Had there not been a pandemic I likely would not have sought treatment as I would have continued to assume that these behaviors were just a normal part of my personality.
2020-04-16During the pandemic, I have been manic and have had to keep busy to fight boredom and despair. So I have spent a lot of time practicing softball by myself.
2020-04-11A Squat Deeper video series I have been making to use the Manic energy I have had during quarantine. You will see its dedicated to Seniors: both seniors in high school/college that are losing their last term, and the elderly who are suffering most from this virus.
2020-04-10Living in a house with a wife, 2 teenage daughters, and a dog, I have had manic energy that finds me outside for several hours a day, regardless of weather. I have released part of that energy by practicing and videoing softball skills (and 'dance' moves, in another submission [Squat Deeper]).