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auhsojsa's avatar

You know when you depend on events to happen to be happy. Otherwise, if you were truly joyous in life, that would come from within and coincide with your state of mind.

cazzie's avatar

It is called the month of November. I begin to dread the dark and dismal weather and have severe angst about how to cope with my son’s birthday mid November and onto Christmas. S.A.D. coupled with severe money anxiety = more than winter blahs,,, More like winter… AAAARRRRHHHHgggg,

SABOTEUR's avatar

I’m depressed and cold.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

When you’re a Sabre fan and they’ve lost 11 road games in a row.

tinyfaery's avatar

You have the blahs a lot. Don’t blame it on the weather. Just another excuse.

marinelife's avatar

When you don’t want to get out of bed. You have no energy for anything. You feel down and sad all the time.

You perk up when the sun comes out.

That means that you probably have SAD.

saint's avatar

You know when,
A. It is between December 21, and March 22 ,
and
B. You feel lethargic, unmotivated, and you cry easily.

SpatzieLover's avatar

When you ask a question like this, it is probable that you need Vitamin D pronto.

-Get outside (weather permitting) daily
-Turn on lights first thing in the AM when you rise.
-Turn on lights in the evening in the room you are sitting in.
-Get at least 15 mins of good exercise to release endorphins daily

People suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder can have symptoms of SAD anytime there is a change in seasons.

What we notice in our home with our SAD sufferers:
-Slow to rise in the AM
-Unmotivated to eat breakfast
-Shiners become noticeable (black circles around the eyes)
-Anxiety increases
-Irritablity increases

Leanne1986's avatar

I’m so freakin’ tired at the moment and it’s only January. At this rate I won’t survive 2012. I felt like this at the beginning of last year too so I am putting it down as the winter blahs!

wundayatta's avatar

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is caused by lack of light and can be treated using light boxes. You get a very bright light and you stand in front of it for about twenty minutes first thing in the morning. Supposedly it helps.

The symptoms of SAD are that you get depressed. You have a hard time getting out of bed. You are gloomy. Life can seem difficult to take. It’s hard to get anything done. You have no motivation. Greater anxiety.

Some of us were not meant to live so close to the poles, I guess. We need to live where the sunlight is steadier year around. There is a reason why suicide happens at higher rates in Northern climes. You would think this would be true in Southern climes, too, but I think the weirdness of our planet’s orbit makes it so that SAD is not such a big thing during Southern winters. Even though the Southern end of the planet is tipped away, the planet is closer to the sun than during the rest of the orbit, and so things don’t get so bad.

In the North, when it is winter, we are both tipped away from the sun and farther from the sun due to the point in our orbit. So the incidence of SAD is higher. That’s my theory, anyway. Hopefully it is backed up by evidence, too.

linguaphile's avatar

Dec 21, the sun sets at 4pm and doesn’t rise til 8am. That’s depressing.

The winter blahs is when you look outside the window and see all the snow you have to shovel, then say, “Blah!!!”

Or when you feel your hands and toes and they’re ice cold… blah!

EverRose11's avatar

Whoa ,when the winter Blahs hit me I find it hard to just get outta bed in the morning, I find it difficult to do anything for I find I have zero energy . I also find I am in a rather sad mood most of the time.

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