Seasonal depression is as debilitating, devastating, and demotivating as any other type of depression. It is depression, plain and simple. It affects different people on different levels. You might feel blue, you might suffer a general feeling of malaise, or you might get so down that you don't feel like you'll ever get up again. The sheer amount of darkness, coming on earlier and earlier, feels increasingly oppressive, the cold keeps you sluggish, and all you want to do is hibernate. But, speaking as someone who goes through this every winter, there really are a few things to look forward to. Some of them are small, but really, sometimes the small things mean the world.
1 Petting Puppies
2 Purring Cats
3 Playing in the Snow
4 The Downfall of Your Enemies
6 Puppy Kisses
7 Going Ice Skating
Exercise and activity are great for battling depression. Being in a place where you can see others fall on their butts is also fun.
8 Cuddling on the Couch
10 Brunches with Your Besties
Good food, good company, good vibes. These are members of your logical family and they will always be there for you.
12 Hot Cocoa
13 New Books
14 The Return of Shonda Thursdays
15 A New Season of Orange is the New Black
No shame. This keeps me on the up and up until June. JUNE.
17 Valentine's Day
But if it is, remember: it's not forever. And the entire AWS community is here to try and bring a smile to your face.
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