I am living independently on my own for over 5 years and holding down a part time job for almost as long. Many people who live with schizo-affective disorder do not have it as good.
The magic is in taking my medications daily, exercising weekly, getting enough sun light or a specialized light to help with depression, and taking time to relax.
I bought a fit bit recently and it tells me how I slept, my food log, my activity log, how many steps I take in a day, and a relaxation button too. This has been keeping me accountable to just about everything I do to keep myself healthy.