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SAD – Seasonal Affective Disorder

SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) seems to get me every year. This year, especially around or after the holidays, I seem to suffer from SAD more than any other time of year.

Some days I would rather just curl up in bed, under the covers and stay there. ALL. DAY. LONG.

What do you do?

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  1. Julie L

    I also suffer from SAD-so I know exactly how you feel.I find myself not wanting to do anything or even be with people. I am so glad,though, for my computer-because I am to be in “contact” with blogs that I follow-like yours 🙂

    Have a great day

  2. Oh, this is me exactly!!It should be SDD though, Seasonal Defective Disorder.
    I don’t feel like doing anything. Blogging and texting are about the only ways I communicate with people outside my home.
    I can’t wait for spring!!

  3. Going through this as well! Especially doesn’t help that it is so gloomy/foggy out! Luckily, my daughter keeps me going and gets me out of bed everyday!!

  4. Lisa Mom of 2 Boys

    I’m lucky enough not to suffer from SAD, but I have depression in my past from my babies. Now I feel like climbing in bed – all day long – when they are driving me nuts. I love ya girl. If you need me, call.

  5. Deborah

    I too am affected by SAD, but I try to get as much light as I can and it seems to help. Getting outdoors on sunny days or finding the right white light lamp really helps.

  6. kys

    I’m undiagnosed but suffer from this as well. I try to get as much light as possible. Also, exercise helps my mood.

    So ready for spring!

  7. Be thankful you don’t live here in the NW! I think I’ve figured out why the suicide rate is so high out here, it’s just miserable.

  8. I have friends who see a lot of success using light boxes. I just try to get outside and run whenever possible (even if it’s cold.) Lately that’s been a huge challenge and I can feel the increase in my tension and stress levels.

  9. Victoria

    I’m a SAD weakling – I’m getting it from just a few days of total rain in LA! Back when I lived in Wisconsin and we would go for months (!) without seeing sun sometimes, it was the bane of my existence. My recommendations? Exercise (if you can go for a walk, that helps) and fun activities (going to see a movie really boosts the spirits!)

  10. I refuse to be captive of that. I try not to get the blah’s I used to get them all the time. BUt now I just wrap up the kids and get out of the house.

    hope you too can stay active

  11. Cindy

    I know how you feel. I live in IL and I really need to push myself to get out daily regardless of how cold it is. The church is less than 200 ft’ away and so attending daily Mass always puts me an upbeat mood for the day.
    Some nice classical music or Gregorian Chants helps me out when I fell like I’m getting restless.

  12. Cynthia C

    I try to stick to a routine and follow it every day. Getting out of the house for even a brief time every day seems to help also. Also, my cat cheers me up when she cuddles on my lap.

  13. ellen

    I live in the MidWesy, dont know if I have SAD, but there are days you just feel like hibernating. Hubby does it too! The only thing that works for me is getting off the computer and taking the dog for a walk no matter the weather!

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