by Julia on 26 October, 2007
Once again, I’ve reached the point in the year where I’m down in the dumps and less focused on what I normally manage to easily. And, once again, I haven’t realised what’s the matter for weeks meaning I haven’t really achieved anything for at least a fortnight….
For about eight years now (diagnosed five years ago) I’ve suffered from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Thankfully I don’t suffer too badly, but it does affect my working life (and now these days being a Councillor) a lot.
My main symptoms are;
I struggle to get out of bed and when I do get up I’m really tired no matter how many hours of sleep I’ve had. I feel miserable, fed up and then guilty because of all the stuff I haven’t achieved. I’m an even more grumpy git than normal and then to cap it all off I have no interest in talking to or socializing with anyone.
However, every year as soon as I actually ‘wake up and smell the coffee’ as it were and realise it’s just ‘that time of year’, I’m as good as cured! All I have to do is pop over to the chemist and buy some wonderful homeopathic solutions and ensure that I start making the most of every moment of daylight there is! This year, I’m going to buy some ‘daylight’ bulbs too, which I used to use, but have all since blown and need replacing.
So, to cut a long story short – I’m back! and here to stay (at least until this time next year…)Leave a comment