Quote from VivaLasViejas
So......does anyone else with depression or other 'mentally interesting' conditions have moods that change with the seasons? (And no, you don't have to be bipolar to experience this phenomenon.) Almost everyone knows about Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD); but what happens when the cold and the darkness go away? Do you feel like you've gotten a new lease on life? Does your appetite and activity level increase or decrease? Or, do you do the opposite of most folks, and go into a funk during the warm months?
Please share your experiences!
Being one who suffers from SAD, I personally get a whole new lease on life when the days start getting longer. Since I live in CT, our temp doesn't get to my liking until around late May. The longer days alone trigger my upswing. I sleep less, actually FEEL like getting out of the house etc.
In the Fall and Winter, I'm usually known to take very long naps when possible, lose my motivation to actually get dressed, do my hair/makeup etc, I'm constantly eating (but one of the lucky ones who can eat 3000 calories a day and maintain my weight)..total funk. Working full time from home does NOT help anything. Because I work from home, I CAN stay in my pajamas all day, I don't have to shower, I don't have to get out of the house etc.
Having SAD I have learned over the years I have to do something that MAKES me have to get out of bed, get dressed etc. For me, thats taking college courses.
My moods have actually started swinging up since the time change where its lighter longer