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Come on then, what's your Bipolar creativity?

Rocket04

Rocket04

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Well I've just got a laser machine to make stuff with, but it's sometimes hard to get the interest in it, I've done a few bits and pieces, I have millions of ideas running around holding hands in my head, but when it comes to remember them they have gone. I've got a notebook that I write reminders in do I'm using that. The box on my profile picture is one that I've done.
 

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Arthur242630

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When im on a high i wish i was famous i listen to my ipod and imagine im the one on stage. I listen to Alicia Keys and imagine i have her talent of playing the piano ect. i get such a buzz from music. but mostly i dream of being a really important dr like a surgeon being able to help ppl and change there lifes and have that element of respect u get from having such an amazing profession. I think i just want to be someone important u know. i get the buzz and start looking on the internet at scrubs and all the little gadgets i would buy and see how i become a dr even though i could never be intelligent enough.
I'm totally the same.
I'm so glad I've found this forum it's made me realise there's other people out there like me.
Sometimes I go so in depth with details that they can cross over in to my reality, when I say my reality I mean more of a warping where sometimes for brief moments it feels real.
Sometimes I get so deep I worry I may cross over completely and lose who I am.
I remember once I was on the sick after having a knee operation and I decided to do a bit of reading.
Over a period of 3 months I'd read All the Arthur C Clarke Space odyssey books, all of his Rama books a few others by Arthur C Clarke, about 10 Stephen King books and virtually all of James Herbert's books.
I became that lost in literature that I started narrating my own life.
Every step I made, every door I opened was spoken with a mishmash of descriptive narratives.
As funny as it sounds and it does to me I felt like I was losing my individuality and losing what made me me.
I haven't been able to sit still long enough since to read another book.
I used to love reading, now I'm more worried I'll become a living book.
 
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elliejam

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I love writing, so I guess in my "highs" it's when I feel the most creative. I used to draw too. I like to sing and I'd make acting monologue's in the shower (LOL). Then again also during a time, where I think I'm amazing at what I do. Then the low comes and I cringe at myself. HA
 
Zig Zag

Zig Zag

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Hi elliejam What you describe could easily be me Good luck to you on your highs they make the the lows bearable.🐯
 
Wandering2

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My bipolar has changed my interests so many times very early on. Lets start career: CAP or Civil Air Patrol for the air force at 14 wanted to be a pilot. Then cosmetology, quit that the last month, then message therapy, quit that 2. I took jazz dance lessons, tap lessons when i was little. 5 years of college to be a probation officer, the job never happened but got my degree. Im now a free lance maid, make soap, floral arrangements, paint, try to keep my home clean 😁 still looking for the ONE hobby.
 
Zig Zag

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Hi Wandering2 I am Bipolar 1 . I find all my jobs start when I am on a bit of a high .I have to cope with it during any low spells but I have never been sacked yet.lol
 
JessisMe

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Well they say this is the good thing about bipolar so let's hear it; what's your best creative side?
Does anyone find they seem a bit stuck on this, maybe because they havent done any music lessons, paint classes etc, do you feel a bit 'stuck' but know the creativity is there somewhere? x
I used to bake in large l quantities when I was manic and have ideas for dozens of business, only a few of which were realized. None have been followed through on. I would get splashy and loud with my makeup and use acrylic nails that I would focus lots of time on keeping up. Sometimes
I would buy lots of
different fashionable clothing that I would have no occasion to wear or that wouldn’t fit me. I’m sure there are other things but that’s all I can think of for now....
 
ness15

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I'm a singer, but I find it really difficult to get motivated to practice and perform when I'm low. When I'm high I just want to perform constantly. It's the same with writing. Some days I could write forever, but other days just thinking about facing it sends me into a panic.
 
Wandering2

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I'm a singer, but I find it really difficult to get motivated to practice and perform when I'm low. When I'm high I just want to perform constantly. It's the same with writing. Some days I could write forever, but other days just thinking about facing it sends me into a panic.
It's hard to do well when pressure and anxiety come into play. It tangles your thoughts then boom, brain fried, panicking 😖😭 I panic for no reason, I have panic disorder and it's hard to cope when medication can't even control it. Sometimes I'd just rather be in a coma.
 
ness15

ness15

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It's hard to do well when pressure and anxiety come into play. It tangles your thoughts then boom, brain fried, panicking 😖😭 I panic for no reason, I have panic disorder and it's hard to cope when medication can't even control it. Sometimes I'd just rather be in a coma.
I feel you! I have panic disorder too so sometimes everything just feels too much.
 
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