Staying Motivated With Bipolar I Disorder
No matter what medicine your doctor has prescribed for you, motivation will help you take it the way you should. To keep motivated, you may want to record how you are feeling each day. This way you will be able to see how you are doing over a period of time. A daily diary, such as the Weekly Planner provided on this site, is a good way to keep track of your progress.
Staying motivated to take your medicine isn’t as easy as it sounds. Of course, you want to get better and stay that way. But you may have times when you wonder if your medicine is really helping you.
When you start your medicine, progress may be very slow at first. Or, you may find that you have days when you're making good progress, and other days when your therapy seems to take a step backwards. This is normal when you're trying to get an illness like Bipolar I Disorder under control.
The important thing is not to lose confidence in your treatment. If you don't seem to be making progress for a few days, don't despair! Stick with your treatment, keep taking your medicine, and be sure to discuss any concerns you may have with your doctor.