Self Care: a Cure for Seasonal Depression ...

Do you find yourself gloomy and low during certain seasons, the holidays or just when the weather is not the best? You are not alone, and it actually has a term for that feeling; Seasonal Depression. Some or all holidays can trigger a sense of hopelessness and loneliness in some people with depression. Seasonal depression is when the episodes of depression happen or are triggered by a certain season or even a certain weather. For me, for example as a Pisces, i love water in all forms. The rain being soothing too many including myself for a long time, has become a trigger for loneliness for me. If it rains more than a day in a row, my mood tanks and I start to loose hope. This is seasonal depression. It can affect anyone, for any season. This past week in California we have had rain every single day of the week and i got hit hard by depression and panic attacks. Once I realized this was seasonal depression, I had a different thought in mind. “I might not be able to fix this completely, but I can help soothe myself and reduce this heavy dark cloud”. Here’s what I did:

1. Acknowledge What is Going on

Until you can call it by name, it's just a confusing energy and we can’t address confusing energies when we are depressed. So clarify what you feel. Get clear on what you feel and speak it “The rain is making me sad", or "the rain makes my mood heavy.”

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