I am diagnosed as bipolar with severe depression/anxiety.
At times, the anxiety is a very crippling thing. There are days that I can only handle doing one thing at a time.
If you add going to the store, crowds of people, commotion, loud traffic or personal relationships, things become very hard to cope with.
One big thing I have been able to accomplish in the last few years is not taking it out on other people when I am so stressed out.
It’s possible that I am able to refrain from doing that partly because I try to stay away from people as much as possible.
Living by myself accomplishes most of that, but it’s still a special thing I have learned to do and it comes from an action that is called being responsible.