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LifeisaGarden

Seasonal Blues

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I actually enjoy the shitty weather. Friggin weird.

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Have struggled with depression and the related anixiety disorder most of my adult life. I tried the SSRi s and they werent for me. It really isnt weather dependent for me - what seems to make it worse is an excess of alcohol intake - though at the time of the buzz it feels good, the day or days afterward my moods seem to really take a nose dive. Try to limit your alcohol intake, intake of sweets and carbs, and start working out - nothing makes me feel better than a good workout - it also relieves stress and anxiety - and yes its tough to do when the black dog appears. You have to be proactive with this illness. Nothing makes me feel any more useless and weak than being a slug.

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Have struggled with depression and the related anixiety disorder most of my adult life. I tried the SSRi s and they werent for me. It really isnt weather dependent for me - what seems to make it worse is an excess of alcohol intake - though at the time of the buzz it feels good, the day or days afterward my moods seem to really take a nose dive. Try to limit your alcohol intake, intake of sweets and carbs, and start working out - nothing makes me feel better than a good workout - it also relieves stress and anxiety - and yes its tough to do when the black dog appears. You have to be proactive with this illness. Nothing makes me feel any more useless and weak than being a slug.

To me the workout thing is huge. I workout so much now I think I'm addicted to it... I literally feel bad if I don't go to the gym... even on a planned off day. I feel so much better all of the time now, have more energy, less aches, and am generally in a much better mood. I also don't get sick nearly as much anymore.

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Cold, nasty weather is a reason to pull out the big pot. Beef stew, chicken and dumplings, chili, mulligitawny, baked potato soup. Make your own bread.

I like to use the cold as a reason to use the oven more. Last night I made chicken pot pie empanadas.

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I use to have panic attacks and anxiety about this time of the year, but now I like it.

Go see a doctor, get some prozac or whatever he says, and if he says therapy, do it.

You can beat it, and it's a lot easier than you think.

I live at the beach and hate summer...I hate the heat and the crowds. but the anxiety came

at the end of the fall, which was always my favorite season. Now I love winter, and the holidays.

A little spiritual help goes a long way too.

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Not wearing your sunglasses all day sucks.

My girls nips standing at attention most of the day does not sucks.

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I'm not ready for this. I was wearing 2 shirts and a fleece pullover this morning and I was still freezing. I don't like having to wear all these clothes. At least the sun is shiny today.

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I used to loathe January and February. The cold was always fine until after the new year - but then it seemed endless.

I found that nostalgia helped. Watching movies I liked as a kid and breaking out the SNES for my favorite games.

Basically anything I loved to do when I was younger became synonymous with Winter. So I look forward to it now.

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I don't like having to wear all these clothes.

Dan is a lucky man.

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February is my least favorite month. The sun is never out and by that time of the year you are sick of the cold weather.

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February is my least favorite month. The sun is never out and by that time of the year you are sick of the cold weather.

When Chekhov saw the long winter, he saw a winter bleak and dark and bereft of hope. Yet we know that winter is just another step in the cycle of life. But standing here among the people of Punxsutawney and basking in the warmth of their hearths and hearts, I couldn't imagine a better fate than a long and lustrous winter.

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I love the winter! You can't snowboard in July.

And lol @ people in Charlotte "freezing" in 40 degree weather.

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