Used to be a hypomania was wonderful. I got things done! My house was always spotless and scrubbed! I could work on multiple projects at one time -- and finish them! I exercised! I cooked! I was the smartest person on the face of the earth and I had sooo many ideas!
Now, don't get me wrong, I'm glad that I'm stabilized. Stabilization means that I don't have to drop into the "Big Bad." The endless weeks of pain, despair and inertia. I'm glad for the stabilization from that perspective.
Now, however, when I'm sleepless I have motivation for nothing other than sitting on my butt, chain smoking, and watching TV. And let me tell you about mid-night television. It sucks.
This is what my choices are tonight: Sexy Adult Toy Shopping; Inspiration Today Camp Meeting; Dr. Phil reruns; Color Splash Watches: May Day Hot for Summer Event; Smooth Legs for Summer; Total Gym for $14.99; Miracle-Ear; Want More Sex?; Big Buying Secrets; Steam Clean for a Healthy Home; World's Best Blender; Fashion Star Beauty by Maybelline NY; Travel Tips and Hotspots; Shepherd's Chapel; Health Inspectors; Sexy Abs; World's Wildest Police Videos; Look Younger Instantly . . . you get the idea.
I finally do find something to watch -- stand up comedy, which I like. But even that is painful. The commercials come every five minutes. In the last half hour I've been urged to purchase: We Are 18 Phone Sex; T-Mobile; Bookings.com; Progressive Insurance; RockAuto.com; DishTV; Durex condoms; Sonic Chicken Club sandwiches; Rhapsody.com; Factory Direct Diamonds; a Buick Concord; Old Spice; Allegra; BigSpot.com; Act Dry Mouth mouthwash; more T-Mobile; 5-Hour Energy; CreditKarma.com; Trivago.com hotel booking;emeralds from The Jewelry Exchange; more Durex condoms; Geico insurance; Xenadrine Weight Loss; Stamps.com; Hulu Plus; Enzyte 24/7 Male Peak Performance; and Adam and Eve adult "entertainment products."
Looks like I need to start subscribing to premium channel cable.