Living with Bipolar, living with a short fuse

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Ever wonder how many people living with bipolar disorder, live with anger and rage issues? I know for myself, I had the proverbial “Short Fuse” in my past.

Yet, having such a short line to my anger and rage caused me more stress, and less productivity. Being angry all the time, I truly believe, it has shorten my life!

I still have bouts with anger, mostly it is at myself.  I think it will be something I’ll always work on.  I’m happy to report the anger and rage that once consumed me years ago is no longer a “short fuse.”


What has helped me the most is the simplest of all techniques. This could be based on the concept of Dr. Richard Carlson, Ph.D, he was the “foremost expert on happiness and stress reduction.” If you don’t know him by name you, surely must of heard of his book, “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff…and It’s All Small Stuff.”.

I am actively trying to let things go that don’t really matter… I wish I could say I do this ALL the time. It is a work in progress for the last 10 years or so… NOW instead of getting full of anger and rage, I am getting frustrated, and I take out my frustrations constructively with positive coping tools.

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3 thoughts on “Living with Bipolar, living with a short fuse

  1. Amy says:

    My favorite boss in the world gave me that book shortly after I started working for him. I was kind of insulted at the time because I felt like I was drowning in the amount of work, but over the years I’ve come to really appreciate that philosophy. It was one that he lived by up until the day he died, and I haven’t worked with anyone like him since.


    • cherished79 says:

      Good philosophy. I have a short fuse at times, just about bite my hubby’s head off over stupid things, yet cool down quickly. At work I had to keep it all in, or go to the washroom and blow the fuse there! (I worked in a call centre collecting overdue payments).

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