Are you one of the 10 million Americans struggling with SAD?
What’s SAD you ask? Here’s the recipe for SAD...
5 pm Sunsets
Lots of times indoors
SAD (Seasonal Affect Disorder)
SAD is a recurrent type of depression associated with the change in seasons ~ generally, it starts in the fall and goes through the winter months.
For some people, it can be debilitating.
Some of the signs of SAD are:
I don’t know about you but SAD impacts me EVERY year.
It’s a big reason why I moved out of the North East to the South…but it is still a thing with the gray, rainy weather during the winter months here in Charlotte, NC.
“I want to die”
These were the exact words I thought in December of 2005.
I recently quit my first job as a therapist at a group home for adolescent girls.
My lease was up on the house I was renting and since I quit my job and didn’t know what I was going to do, I moved back in with my parents (God bless them for letting me move back in!).
I had ZERO ideas about what I wanted to do with my life.AND, even though I was diagnosed with pre-diabetes, I was eating every sugary thing in site ~ it was the holiday season after all, isn’t that what you are supposed to do???
I got to a point where I literally could not get out of bed ~ my body felt as if it had cement running slugging through it.
Each morning I woke up even more exhausted than I did when I went to bed.
To say that I felt pretty sh*tty would be an understatement.
Ok, I do know that this was a 1st world problem and others have had way sh*ttier experiences…And, this was my reality and wanting to die...