Everything speeds up. 🚀
For me there are several signs like lack of sleep and extreme energy. Starting a bunch of new projects. Spending extra money on ideas that could make “millions”, etc.
Make a list of things you say or do before an episode and note how the pattern repeats.
Then you can take care to rein things in and calm things down.
I found the following video helpful to identify some patterns.
The following is from the YouTube channel of Polar Warriors where I find a lot of good info.
This episode shows two actors role play a “manic” person and a “depressed” person.
It is almost humorous how many of these ways of thinking or speaking I have exhibited.
Some of these conversations are like the calm before the storm.