Physical and mental health
I’ve always enjoyed working out but I’ve learned to adjust my workouts according to my moods. Over the years I’ve learned to listen to my body and respond to what it needs. With Bipolar Disorder, I have seasonal patterns. More depressed in fall/winter and more hypomanic in spring/summer. Fall/winter is more yoga. My depressive episodes are more chronic and persistent, so yoga provides mindfulness and introspection. Spring/summer is more cardio. I usually up my workouts to release the excess energy but I try to stay aware of the borderline with obsession (trigger for my eating disorder). Maintenance is the hardest part when dealing with mental illnesses. Over the years, I may have to adjust again but this is working right now.