Since I haven’t really put together a blog post for a over 48hrs I thought I would tackle the below question.
Is it healthy for somebody with bipolar to live alone?
That’s the question I am going to expand on in this blog post.
Living Alone is Good
The first part I will tackle is whether living alone is good for you if you have bipolar. Here are some of the good points:
- You can do what you want. If you feel depressed you can lock yourself away without people living with you pestering you.
- You can become more mindful of your symptoms and learn to deal with them without interference of others.
- You don’t feel like a burden to those living with you.
- You can be fully independent.
- Plan your own day, do what you want.
Living alone is bad
Now let’s look at why living alone when you have bipolar is a bad thing.
- If you’re depressed you may become suicidal and have nobody to help right away.
- You have nobody to talk too, and may become very lonely, not having contact with other humans.
- You may not look after your personal hygiene.
- Without a hobby you may become bored.
- Potential to gain weight and become lazy.
I have just hit the tip of the iceberg, can anybody else think of other things to add to my list.