Hypomania, Praise, and Self-Talk

Hypomania Praise and Self-Talk
Photo thanks to Gustavo Espíndola

The praise came. Kitt loved to please. The more praise she received, the better she felt. The more she achieved, the higher she soared, until she couldn’t. Her body couldn’t keep up. She broke down, couldn’t get out of bed, and beat herself up for falling, for failing.

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11 thoughts on “Hypomania, Praise, and Self-Talk

  1. marandarussell October 26, 2017 / 12:16 pm

    Great post! I just posted a short piece about hypomania today and it kind of goes along with what you said!

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  2. Jennifer August 16, 2017 / 7:49 am

    I enjoyed the article. I do talk to myself with upset but need to work on only positive self talk. hanks for sharing !!

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  3. Paladin August 12, 2017 / 10:37 am

    👍 Of course I talk to myself, sometimes I need expert advice. I consider it a cognition skill at my
    age. Most of the time it is in the third person. That is good. Thanks for the post, Kitt.

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  4. vanbytheriver August 11, 2017 / 2:14 pm

    I was thinking the same as Dyane…with so few words, you encapsulated the experience, Kitt. Talk nicely to/about yourself…even in 3rd person.

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  5. dyane August 11, 2017 / 1:12 pm

    In only 5 lines, you nailed it, my friend.

    p.s. I love the photo – it caught my eye immediately and it’s perfect for this piece.

    Liked by 1 person

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