Winter got you down? Who doesn’t love that first dusting of snow to complete that white Christmas look but once December 25th has come and gone and then the credit card bills come in, it’s dumpsville for you. Cue sad music; it’s beginning to look a lot like the after Christmas blues.
It’s a SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), time of year.
Get ready to turn that frown upside-down! Or, at least, get ready to enliven your life with the occasional smile. We know that depression isn’t something you can just fix by willing yourself to feel better, but this blog can help brighten your spirits, at least a little, but giving you some hope.
Breaking through the oppressive and repressive nature of SAD starts with a simple decision: to decide you’re going to try to do something about it. You’re going to attempt to manufacture your own happiness. And if it doesn’t work at first? You’re going to try, try again. Don’t quit on you! (We won’t either!)
SAD is a seasonal depression recognized as amental health disorder. It usually starts up in fall just before the snow flies as the days grow colder and usually lasts until the Spring thaw and the coming of the sun.Women over 30 tend to be more susceptible. Concerned this sounds a lot like someone you know; here are somesymptoms of SAD to watch out for:
Take the reins on your depression andemploy these tactics.
If you’re finding it hard to manage your SAD - there’s no shame in that - get some help and support byheading to your doctor to discuss your options. Especially, if you’re experiencing suicidal thoughts then please, go to the doctor. Some available options your Doc may consider are:
Don’t let your depression get the better of you, employ all these tricks and find which combo works best for you! Cut SAD and it’s henchmen of depression out, because soon enough you’ll be complaining about sunburns as you soak up that summer sun!
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