I am bipolar but am in a depressive state right now. I work full time and I really really struggle when I am at work with concentration and motivation.
I have read so much on this subject and it's much easier to work through this problem at home. I can stick to the whole "only do what is necessary" rule...but here at work, well the tasks must get done. Not only that, but there are people around so I even have to look different than I would at home. So I try and try to only do top priorities and leave the rest, but somehow even that is too difficult.
Today I tried this:
I looked at my full page of "to dos" and felt so overwhelmed. So instead of starting at the top and trying to work my way down (which is not a bad thing to do) I picked something that even though it was a bit tough, I knew it would make me feel better if I accomplished it. It's working a little. I got a task done that I put off yesterday and I feel so much better that its done and now I feel okay about moving on to something else to feel better that it is done too......I'm just so desperate for a little "feel better moment" this is at least doing that for me.
We all know stress is such a huge trigger, maybe this stuff is stressing me out and once it is done collectively I will feel a huge weight lifted off my shoulders.
Anxiety Disorder/Panic Attacks
Meds-Lamictal 300 mg, Seroquel XR 100 mg, Clonazepam .5mg as needed, Methoprazine 5mg