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18 April 2006 @ 11:47 am
Every year  
Every year I get depressed when it's dark, cloudy, and the days are short. Every winter I become lethargic and sluggish, retreating into fantasy, books, and tv to try to wait it out. Every year I beat myself up for being lazy.

Then the sun comes out and I have energy again and start getting things done.

Obviously it's not laziness. It's depression.

Why can't I remember this and stop beating myself up?

Oh yeah, beating yourself up is also a symptom of depression.

I need to post this in my home so I see it every day.
Mari Adkinsmariadkins on April 19th, 2006 02:45 am (UTC)
It's really stupid - at least I think it's stupid (again with the beating oneself up! LOL) - but one thing that's helped me the most with SAD is ingraining it into my conscious brain that after the Winter Solstice, the days get longer again, even if we can't see them. Although we had no Winter in Kentucky this year, so that was kinda a moot point this year, but anyway. It's weird, but it works for me.