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Short Story: The Truth About Seasonal Depression

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Hey guys!!!!

I’m currently running off espresso as I write this. So, it’s that time of year! Chestnuts roasting on an open fire… although I love this time of the year. It does get hard for many people. The holiday season is hard for a lot of people. The weather affects the mood even more.

Let’s get to it!

So, you said you say that seasonal depression starts in the fall and last or winter. They also say that January, happens to be the most depressing month of the year. I always noticed that a lot of people become depressed inside around the holidays, for many different reasons.

2020 has made it harder, because this year has been rough on everyone. And when I say everyone I really do mean everyone.

According to Mayoclinic there are several symptoms of SAD or seasonal depression:

“Seasonal affective disorder, Also called: SAD, seasonal depression. A mood disorder characterized by depression that occurs at the same time every year.

What are some Symptoms?

  • Symptoms include:
  • low energy
  • losing interest in activities you normally enjoy
  • hopeless suicidal worthless or guilty

More symptoms include:

  • not focusing on work
  • stop socializing
  • drinking a lot.

I can’t just be happy because it’s a happy time of the year”

-Shelley Mouber

Short Story

Back in college, I had one of my worst times with seasonal depression. I didn’t want to go to class, which cause me to worry. Worry that I would fail all my classes and not graduate. Living a life , laying in bed all day, even missing meals. Sometimes sitting in the dark and ignored phone calls. I began losing weight and worrying my family. It took my friend Hailey, to get me out of my funk. Having amazing friends really helps you to deal.

Tips to help with Seasonal depression!

  • Get some sun or a lot of light
  • Exercise
  • Change your environment (room makeover)
  • Make a playlist you love
  • Take your vitamins
  • meditate
  • Get fresh air
  • journal
  • Be with friends
  • Eat healthy
  • Do something you love everyday (passion or hobby)

Guys, it is necessary, especially around this time of the year to take care of yourself. Physically, mentally and emotionally. So after reading this post, take a few minutes to meditate. Let me know in the comments below what you do to remain positive this time of year! Please like, share, comment, and follow! See you in tomorrow’s post.

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