Between the family obligations, the weather, and the nagging feeling that the football team you coached this season is about
It's not always easy to tell the difference between a festive slump and Seasonal Affective Disorder.
Sometimes we're afraid to admit that we're sad, that we're anxious, that we can't do it all. Sometimes it's hard to admit that we just want to go home and crawl into bed, put a Taylor Swift record on, and shut our eyes.
If we don't manage emotional energy or negative thoughts about the future during this time of year, it can lead to the winter blues. Trying to enjoy the quiet spirit of winter but not being able to can make anyone feel out of step and add to a feeling of isolation.
They call it the winter blues for a reason. In the depths of January and February, when it's cold and gray and dark outside
For those of you with winter-SAD, it is not simply a winter condition -- it is a light-deficiency condition. Any time the light levels fall too low -- even in midsummer -- you are at risk for symptoms.
The holidays are often a time when folks complain of feeling down or blue. These feelings are real, but most of the time, they are mild and temporary -- not true symptoms of clinical depression.
4. Join the gym. Ghandi once wrote that "the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." Positive
February is my light at the end of a dark tunnel, and I mean that literally. I can handle wind, ice, rain, sleet and just about everything else nature dishes out north of the 45th parallel between August and July.