Backpacking and Bipolar II. Taking Manic Depression on tour.
It is important to remember how badly your mind works when you’re in a mixed/agitated state. You start to see attacks that aren’t there, your patience COMPLETELY abandons you and it is almost physically itchy just to try and stay in the same place and not do anything drastic. Ride it out. It is the only thing you can do that makes sense. Take distractions if and wherever you can find them but don’t start trying to ‘fix’ yourself or the situation – you’ll only make more mess to clear up when you re-engage your gears with reality.