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Bipolar- My Everyday Playlist

I love these songs. They make me feel good. When I feel good my day gets better, I feel better, I treat others better, I treat myself better, the world seems like a place I can live in and not only survive in but thrive in.

I chose this particular video of Just Like Fire because it doesn’t have her being carted away to a mental institution. What it does have is her emphasizing the amazing fact that no one is like her. Amazing!! That’s what I want us to come away from that song remembering. We’re just like fire… and no one can be just like we are. Remember that.

You may wonder why Celtic Woman – Tír na nÓg ft. Oonagh is included in this playlist… Okay. You’ve wondered. LOL The answer is – Why not?! They make me happy! There’s no big mystery. They just make me smile. Take this playlist and use it to create one of your own. Make it realistic. Can you actually listen to the whole thing before the end of the year? I regularly listen to about 1-9 and then all of it when I’m driving. Or, I go to the songs I need to hear the most.

Enjoy!

Bipolar – Letting Go. The Great Pause of a Moment in My Mind – Peace

www.youtube.com/watch {Please watch this short music video so you can get the gist of what I’m relating to you.}

Sometimes, I remember that moments of peace I experience are often when I’m outside of my head.

Perhaps you’ve never seen a video like this before. The first time through for me I just watched. Then I played it again and again. I closed my eyes and let go of all the thoughts that had been overwhelming me. I let the sounds that I heard, unfamiliar as they were, snuff out the ever present junk… that Bipolar junk.

Whether it is this video or some other, find one that you can abandon yourself in. Try something without lyrics. The words will only guide you and keep the constant brain usage, the chatter, at maximum, just like I always do.

I went outside without my phone, tablet, book, or laptop today. There was no human to talk to. It was just Bailey and I and a few flies. No one mowed, destroyed weeds with a buzz saw or played their bloody music at all.

It was amazing. Stunning. I stopped. Peace. This must be real peace.

Twice today I experienced genuine peace in my Bipolar, ADHD, PTSD, anxiety riddled mind and I fell in love with it.

No drugs or talk therapy. Simply stopping. Simply unplugging. Simply letting go.

Give it a try and see if you can touch your bit of peace. Try for it. As full of bananas as my brain is, I found it. I bet you can too. Now, stop everything from bugging you for five tiny minutes, and let the peace break in on the reliable back, of music.