Monday, February 24, 2014

Back on Track

January and February have always been "downer" months for me.

I have in the past struggled with depression, not debilitating, but for sure makes me a more snarly version of myself. The past few weeks I've struggled to put a smile on my face.

The wind, the rain, the non-stop grey sky really gets a person down.

SAD - or Seasonal Affective Disorder is a whole lot harder to battle here in Seattle where the skies are often grey; and during the months of January and February, SAD is particularly hard on me. Last weekend was normally my weekend to "Recharge" and "Rebound" but then I got smacked in the face (literally) with some pink eye, and it made me angry, probably unreasonably so.

Don't worry - I'm on the rebound now, March and April are often months when I "bounce back" and start to notice that I'm feeling SAD and angst-y, so I start to DO something about it instead of hanging out feeling SAD and angst-y.

I was a bear on Friday - didn't crack a smile for nothing, and then when lunch time came, I called Eric, and told him, I was feeling angry, sad and depressed for no good reason. He did his normal tricks to make me smile. By the time I got home on the bus, I felt a little better, and then we had dinner together and hung out, and I felt a LOT better. This weekend was full of rest, and recharge and a bit of visiting old friends. It helped.

March is packed to the gills with fun activities and things to do - so I'm optimistic that it's just the dose of medicine I need to kick SAD in the butt.

No comments:

Labels

1312 (21) 30 Days of Thankful (29) 4th of July (1) 807 (3) Adventure (37) Angels (49) Anniversary (1) Aquaman (128) Aquaman Gracie (2) Art (2) Baseball (10) Be Still (13) Because (3) Birthday (26) bittersweet (1) Bloggerversary (7) Bloggybits (1) Blogstars (1) Bookworm (3) C25K (10) Cats (6) Celiac (5) Chef Eric (10) Chic (3) Christmas (20) Christmastime (73) Co-worker (24) Co-workers (7) Collecting (3) Coworkers (66) Crafty Things (12) Dianne's Hope (3) Diet (1) Disneyland (1) Easter (2) Eateries (3) Er (1) Exercise (9) Facebook (1) Faith (9) FALL (27) Family (139) Fitness (4) Football (1) For Me (10) Friends (59) Girl Time (17) Grace (23) Gracie (61) Halloween (43) Happy (1) He Humors Me (107) Hike (1) Holiday (2) Home Sweet Home (102) Homemaking (2) I am a Nerd (65) Inspiration (8) iPhone (6) Just Be (8) KMS (3) Kneelands (42) Lent (5) Luna (20) Mariners (2) Marvista Park (1) Memories (61) Momma (9) Motivation (1) Movember (4) Moving (3) Musings (110) NaBloPoMo (100) neighbors (1) Nephews (14) New Year (4) Nieces (19) Our Furry Kids (139) Owls (3) Pacific Northwest (2) PFM (1) Photo-a-Day (2) Photography (14) PSA (1) Quotes (1) Random (26) Rat City (1) Raw (1) Relay Committee (27) Relay For Life (43) Resolutions (4) Roller Derby (38) Ronnebeck Recap (7) Running (3) Seahawks (5) Seattle (13) Seattle Pals (67) Siblings (8) Skating (2) Slice of Life (20) Smile (34) Social Media (1) SoDo (1) Something New (75) South Dakota (55) Stories (1) t (1) Tales of Traveling (34) Ten on Tuesday (72) Thankful (20) Thanksgiving (13) The City (36) The Commuter In Me (24) the Kneelands (31) The Nielsens (32) Thrifting (9) Toys (1) Traditions (16) Twilight (1) Vacation (51) Vintage (2) Visitors (26) We are so in Love (19) We're So in Love (61) Wedding (1) Weight Loss (2) Wizard of Oz (2)