Seasonal Affective Disorder
- When the dark days of winter approach, do you feel sluggish and slow? Is it a struggle to get out of bed each morning?
- Do you have difficulty focusing at work or in relationships, feel down in the dumps, or, worse still, get really depressed?
- Does it get harder than ever to stick to a healthy diet and control your weight?
In many northern areas, as the days grow shorter, the sky becomes gray. When I was an adolescent in east Tennessee, I said I hated empty trees in winter. I didn’t know it then, but the gray days of winter made me melancholy. One of my earliest posts here on the blog was about the winter blues or Seasonal Affective Disorder. I am sensitive to the loss of sunlight. Gray skies and empty trees are my image of winter when my energy diminishes. If you experience that sensitivity, go back and read my post. Check out the reference book in the symptoms and actions you can take to feel better. Personally, I found full spectrum light helped me. I moved to Miami from middle Tennessee in my 20’s. I didn’t know about SAD but I had more energy and was happier. Later reading Winter Blues by Dr. Norman E. Rosenthal I understood the problem and possible solutions. This perennial best seller can help you evaluate your own seasonality and seek relief.Read More