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Seasonal Depression

The holiday season is in full effect.

Christmas is 14 days away.


I’m proud of myself.

This year I caught some good Black Friday deals allowing me to cross off most of the people on my Christmas list. I usually wait until the last minute, but this year I’m ahead of the game.


I love this time of year.

The temperature is starting to drop. Sappy people like me would call this cuddle weather The leaves are falling off the trees. Hoodie weather is among us. Sunday Night Football is in full effect. Snow has already fallen in some parts of the world.


What season tops fall?


While I enjoy fall and winter, this time of year is tough for others.

This time of the year may be especially difficult for those who have lost loved ones due to COVID.

Daylight Savings

A lot of changes happen during the cold winter months including daylight savings.


Daylight Savings ended on Sunday, November 1st at 2 am.


Like most people, I turned my clock back one hour. Essentially we gained one hour. Although it gave us an extra hour to sleep, we also lost a lot of daylight. The sun will now rise and set later.


By 6:00 pm in most cities, it’s dark.


Fact:

Because of the year, 2020 has been two U.S senators from Florida, Marco Rubio and Rick Scott proposed that we “lock the clock”. The bill they proposed would have stopped daylight savings this year, giving us more sunshine and daylight.


After being under quarantine for months, this would have been an extension of summer.


Clearly, the bill wasn’t successful because here we are today.


Seasonal Depression

Seasonal Depression

Daylight savings, the change in temperature, and everything else associated with fall and winter causes some people to experience seasonal depression.


While winter officially begins on December 21st, some have already been experiencing seasonal depression.


Most people typically experience seasonal depression during the fall and winter months due to the change in the seasons and loss of daylight.


Seasonal Depression Symptoms include:

  • Feeling depressed

  • Having low energy

  • Insomnia

  • Difficulties with concentrating

  • Tiredness

  • Loss of Appetite

**Always consult your doctor or a medical professional if you feel it necessary**

These are a couple of helpful tools I use to help me get through the cold weather months.

Just like with everything else make a plan to get you through the fall-winter.


Candles

Candies can be used year-round but for me I use them especially during the fall and winter months. With the sun setting sooner, candles are the perfect source of light and serenity.


Not only are candles used for their scents, but specific candles are known for easing anxiety, negative emotions, and are good for mediation and relaxation purposes.


Tea

There is a common misconception that tea is only necessary when someon