Quote :
Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections,
but instantly set about remedying them - every day begin the task anew.

St. Francis de Sales

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Winter Blues ?

What is it? hm... we all know it I guess, when winter takes to long, when the days are to short and there is not enough light ! What can we do about this ?
Buy a lamp and do a light therapy or go on vacation to the sun (the expensive edition but fun). Or buy you some winter flowers and gaze at them for a good time, to convince yourself its spring :-)
Or buy a bird and enjoy the singing, or put a CD in the player with nice natural sounds (less cleaning).
Or take maybe antidepressant medication or do cognitive-behavioral therapy or take even carefully timed supplementation of the hormone melatonin.
We modern people have a cure or solution for many things, therapy, drugs, medication, (two different words and meaning in my language)... and they are used to program our body and mind.
One pill to go to bed, one for staying awake, one for when we feel depressed, one for making love, and even one for Winter Blues :-)

There are also people who experience summer SAD (spring and summer depression), so there are depressions all over the seasons !
Yes you can have many excuses for your mood swings, give them a name and its ok, take a pill and it is solved...
Unfortunately the consumption of pharmaceutical products is very high in my country (Belgium) and had an increase of 6% .
This is only in the social security pay back statistics and not the free drugs you can buy at the drugstore.
I seldom take any medication or supplements even when I suffer from a headache, I will wait long enough before I take a pill.
For the Winter Blues I just wait for spring and hope I want feel SAD :-)

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