I have been dealing with OCD, bipolar, and ADHD for a while now. The OCD, bipolar, and ADHD seem to bounce off of each other, almost revving one against the other. I talk a lot about using mindfulness, but there are days when it's just not effective, and I need to give myself those days to use my other "tools" to keep the symptoms from becoming overwhelming.
One of the symptoms of the interconnecting diagnoses is that I can become demanding to an extreme that is not healthy. I am happy that my insight is good enough to reflect on it, and move forward in a positive direction.
I always think to myself that kindness is a value that I cherish, within boundaries. I also step back and focus on a single goal: to lead a healthy life. I wish that for everyone, especially for those in recovery.