When you suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder, you can count every wintry day that you make it through as an accomplishment. The name of the game becomes getting through your days as effectively as possible under the circumstances.
Recently I was asked by The Crazy Rambler to provide a guest post naming some ways that I manage to get by in spite of my S.A.D. As I have dealt with it over the past 3 years since being diagnosed, I have learned some personal “tricks of the trade,” if you will. Some of them may be only useful to me, and some may be useful to others. After I was diagnosed with S.A.D., I literally wrote a survival guide for myself that I still have. It helped to give me a game plan and some hope for times when my mind is cloudy and tired and all hope seems lost.
I am passing along this first installment of my guest post in hopes that you will find it helpful, or at least, you can take comfort in my struggles, as misery does love company (believe me– I know):
How do you get by during this tough time of year? I would love to hear your own tricks and tips, so please comment below.
Make sure to catch the second installment with more S.A.D. survival tips later this week.