Not yet done with hypomania after all

Natural Season: Hypomania


Did I say last that I was “checking in after hypomania”?

Not quite, turns out I am approaching 6 weeks with hypomania having had a short “lull” somewhere in the middle maybe.

Not sure I have ever recognized a “period” of hypomania. Last manic episode was all-consuming and didn’t begin with hypomania to speak of.

After that there was a short low and now…Hypomania “to the rescue” (to steal one of my nephew’s favourite phrases)

Being hypomanic during exams and executing end of semester assignments is helpful to say the least (thanking God).

Thing is, I have noticed since starting the MSc Applied Psychology programme that spurts of hypomania have reliably characterized the end of semester activities (exams and assignments). They have covered the roughly 2 weeks that are usually comprised of these activities. Were it not so, I perhaps would not have made it to the exam rooms let alone hand-in assignments (whether complete or incomplete). What can I say? I am learning to do what I can and pray for the best.

The alternative? Succumbing to paralysis of the mind and perfectionist tendencies and doing nothing. That would be a “bad scene” (one of my nephew’s mother’s favourite phrases). I love you Big Sis (big smile)

Anyhew, I could go on and on (as my bipolar compatriots can attest to whenever they’ve been hypomanic) but 2nd to last assignment for this semester awaits my attention.


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