Hello dears. My newest article on HealthyPlace deals with the challenge of creating a long-term career plan when you live with bipolar disorder. I speak from experience when I say that looking too far ahead with bipolar disorder can be really hard and emotionally exhausting -- those of us with the disorder are ten times as likely to be un- or underemployed than the general population, and despite the protections afforded to disabled folks in the ADA, there is still stigma attached to mental illness that can lead to hiring bias. However, I have a little trick I use to keep myself going whenever I start to feel discouraged or hopeless about my career prospects. Read on and you'll see what I mean.