Following is a list of what most commonly can trigger a manic episode for me. I think you may find they are similar to the triggers of other bipolar sufferers:
Loud and/or repetitive noises
Being made to wait
My mother (sorry, Mom)
Anniversaries of family deaths
Not being in control of a situation
(you may have noticed that most of my triggers are situations I can’t control – bad combo….)
Sometimes the best way to avoid my triggers is to simply stay in bed. Forever.