Coping With Change of Seasons
Change of season can be a depressing time for some. The beautiful warm sunny days that seem so inviting and make you want to go out and enjoy them fades away. All the fun activities you enjoyed all summer with friends and family like barbecues, picnics, baseball games… come to a sudden halt. You may start to have feelings of depression and loneliness. This is because the mind is a very delicate part of our being. It can be affected by so many things from emotions to experiences. So to keep from drawing further into a deep depression we must learn to connect these tough times to those things that we find pleasurable to make this time more acceptable.
Once we start having more fun and exciting experiences during this season our mind will stop going into a deep hole of hopelessness. It will start to bring up feelings of excitement and anticipation of the change that happens each and every year.
The number one thing to start with is an open mind. Im not saying your mind will change overnight or you will love each and every suggestion made here, but it will start to give you ideas you can build off and allow you to generate some new ones that may be a better fit for you. So for those that hate the winter and find it difficult to deal with, here’s some things to change those feelings.
Set up a plan and take a vacation. Take time to pamper and enjoy yourself. This will not only decrease your stress levels but will also promote feelings of joy and happiness. It doesn’t have to be an expensive place that’s far away from home. It can be to visit loved ones just a few hours away. Or to an amusement park or casino. Whatever it is let it ve somewhere that will offer you a pleasant experience that you will remember.
Eat and explore new foods that grow during this season. Take a trip to a local farmer’s market or store and stock up on foods you like or would like to try that are abundant during this season like winter squash, clementine, pomegranates, sweet potatoes, turnips, pears and much more. Experiment and try some new foods and new recipes. Good food is always a great mood booster.
Hang out with friends and family that you enjoy being around. Or go places and meet new acquaintances. Thats how friendships are made. Socializing is not only good for mental health, it’s also a great way to beat the winter blues.
Hobby/Favorite Pass Time
Finding a hobby can be very beneficial. It will keep your mind active and give you something to look forward to. I personally have many hobbies from home gardening to blogging. Find something that interests you. There’s so many great choices and with the power of the internet you can find and do just about anything you want.
Finding clarity in your life and figuring out what is really troubling you sounds like it could be quite difficult to do. However meditation can help you do just that and get you in tune to your wants and needs. It will also help you cope with your feelings and balance them out. Maybe learning what is really bothersome about the season’s change can allow you to better the situation and get past it.
If all else fails and nothing seems to be enough to get you through this troibling time, speak to a professional. Don’t be scared to ask for help. A huge part in bettering yourself is never being scared to ask for help.
I hope some of the suggestions mentioned will help you make it through the season. Until next time stay positive and learn to do better so you can be better.