Here Are A Few Tips to Help You Avoid The Seasonal Blues in Maine
If you needed to read this because you already feel the cold weather transforming your emotional and mental status then I got you. Thousands of us, each fall/winter in Maine, experience the ultimate depression.
In my opinion, there are a few reasons why seasonal depression exists. It's like the perfect storm. It's darker later, the weather is cold and many retreat inside they're bubbles and when we do that, we don't treat our bodies as well as we did in the summer.
It's like the winter is saying to you, "go inside and be sad." This article may not be for everyone but I have found a few useful resources that have helped me in my personal like to prevent and overcome seasonal depression.
Let me remind you, I am a DJ, not a doctor.
If you don't know what seasonal depression is, I will fill you in. According to Cleveland Clinic,
Seasonal depression, also called seasonal affective disorder (SAD), is a type of depression. It's triggered by the change of seasons and most commonly begins in late fall. Symptoms include feelings of sadness, lack of energy, loss of interest in usual activities, oversleeping and weight gain.
As the report says, it usually starts creeping up on you in late fall but in the past, I have even started feeling grumpy and unhappy sooner then that.
So once the feeling of loneliness, unhappy feelings, or just plain beige-ness starts, maybe trying this will help.
Below is a list of home remedies, natural resources, and just plain easy tips to try and get ahead of that darn seasonal emptiness.