Winter Blues

posted 1 year ago in Wellness
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Busy bee

@MissSooner:  Look up seasonal depression (aka seasonal affective disorder.) I don’t recommend tanning beds for it, but I know people that have used them to treat it. It’s pretty common. Wiki link

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Busy Beekeeper

This is very common. I haven’t been diagnosed, more of a self diagnosis. I tend to get this way as well until the sun starts shining. I always feel tired, unmotivation, and more moody. I have GAD so I can deal with this pretty well given my education on anxiety.

There is light therapy available. Like the PP said, I wouldn’t do tanning beds, but they use a different light therapy. I don’t have much else for you to try except to make time for yourself and try to go for a walk every day, especially nice days. When it isn’t snowing I try to get out into the fresh air. I also take time for myself.

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Bumble bee

@MissSooner:  You aren’t the only one that feels this way during the winter. I didn’t even know about seasonal mood disorder until a few years back but it is very common for a lot of people to feel the same way you do. I think it might have something to do with the fact that there is a lot less sunshine and nice days during the winter. I think the best thing to combat this is to work-out when you can and like PP said go out for a walk once in a while and get some fresh air. :) before you know it, it will be SPRING again! :)  

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Bumble Beekeeper

@MissSooner: I suffer through Dec and Jan especially. I’m starting to feel better now as I can see a difference with the lighter evenings. I started take multi-vitamins too as they had Vit D in.

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Bumble bee

Ugh I am SO struggling with this. I’ve noticed this trend for the past few years.

 

I’m super super anxious, particularly about my health. I pick fights, I am just generally miserable and unhappy and unmotivated. I am REALLY hoping spring comes soon.

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Busy Beekeeper

@MissSooner:  Ooo yes take a multivitamin!! Forgot to recommend that! It’s so automatic for me to take mine I forgot about it, if that even makes sense lol.

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Sugar Beekeeper

I do! I take fish oil and a complete vitamin B supplement. It takes off the worst of it!

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Bumble bee

Yep, I get this way for sure! This winter has been a million times worse, since we just moved from my home in KY to Michigan. I still haven’t made friends here yet, even through work, so it’s been even harder to deal with. I need to start taking my vitamins, too. I always forget.

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