9. Learn to manage stress or it will manage you.
Managing stress is key in everyone’s life. And if you have bipolar disorder, you are more vulnerable to its effects. Stress not only aggravates your condition and impedes your treatment progress, it makes life more difficult for both you and your loved ones.
Every decision you make should take stress into account. Identify your vulnerabilities and the impact stress could have. If you are contemplating a significant life change, like returning to work, ask yourself if the financial and other benefits outweigh the potential risks associated with the added stress such a move brings.