The symptoms of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) are similar to those of normal depression, but they occur repetitively at a particular time of year.
They usually start in the autumn or winter and improve in the spring.
The nature and severity of SAD varies from person to person. Some people just find the condition a bit irritating, while for others it can be severe and have a significant impact on their day-to-day life.
Signs that you may be depressed include:
* a persistent low mood
* a loss of pleasure or interest in normal everyday activities
* feeling irritable
* feelings of despair, guilt and worthlessness
* low self-esteem
* feeling stressed or anxious
* a reduced sex drive
* becoming less sociable
A small number of people will experience these symptoms in phases that are separated by "manic" periods where they feel happy, energetic and much more sociable.
In addition to symptoms of depression, you may also:
* be less active than normal
* feel lethargic (lacking in energy) and sleepy during the day
* sleep for longer than normal and find it hard to get up in the morning
* find it difficult to concentrate
* have an increased appetite – some people have a particular craving for foods containing lots of carbohydrates and end up gaining weight as a result.
These symptoms may make everyday activities increasingly difficult.
You should see your GP if you think you might have SAD and you're finding it difficult to cope.
There are a number of simple things you can try that may help improve your symptoms, including:
* try to get as much natural sunlight as possible – even a brief lunchtime walk can be beneficial
* make your work and home environments as light and airy as possible
* sit near windows when you're indoors
* take plenty of regular exercise, particularly outdoors and in daylight – read more about exercise for depression
* eat a healthy, balanced diet
* if possible, avoid stressful situations and take steps to manage stress
It can also be helpful to talk to your family and friends about SAD, so they understand how your mood changes during the winter. This can help them support you more effectively💕
Not quite the 10 years but when you find your senior pictures it’s kinda fun to compare 😂😂 2012-2019
Getting them big boy marshmallow gains!💪🏻🧪 I’m ghost white probably should tan, but then again I probably won’t👻.How many calories do you usually hit at the end of your bulk?🍩
As much as I love my routine during the week, I can not wait for the weekend to get out and cut loose. Last night we went to another town and hopped around the downtown scene. I am loving this off season balance in my life right now!
#fitlife #balance #fitness #healthylifestyle #weekendvibes
A little taster of my Saturday night sesh... working towards them gain goals 🤓💪🏼🏋🏻♀️
Did a HIIT workout today. High Intensity Intervals of Tugging — to get these jeans on. Whoooop 👍🏻
3️⃣ FUN FACTS ABOUT ME
1️⃣Born in Quezon City, Philippines 🇵🇭 2️⃣Adopted at just 1 year old
3️⃣ Proud AF to be Filipino & passionate about supporting the great @mannypacquiao
This man is a beacon to ALL Filipinos world wide and a true role model to me
Did you know this?
Whenever Manny fights basically the entire country of the Philippines shuts down to support this man!
He’s an Athlete, Senator, and Family man
One of my top 5 role models
So tonight you can bet your ass I’m showing my Filipino pride & supporting #TeamPacquiao
Pacquiao vs. Broner tonight
What’s ☝️ thing you are super passionate & proud about?
COMMENT BELOW 👇👇👇
Hot tamale this red is 🔥 and I’m obsessed with this material 10/10
Week 3 of #80dayobsession
is in the books! Just finished #cardioflow
and crushed it. When I first did this program, this particular workout I LOATHED because it was so hard for me. I won’t say it’s a breeze now, because I certainly challenge myself through, but I am much stronger now! I have no problem getting in all the reps and not stopping at all through the whole workout. That is a win! Only one more week left in phase 1! Flying through this! Boom! #saturdayworkout #betterallthetime #alwaysimproving #makinggains
When you don’t really want to share the last protein cookie 🙈😝
I hope you’re all having a good weekend so far✌🏼As always I went to the gym early then I’ve been chilling (and snacking) all day☺️.
Oh and I shared a little @prozis
snacks review on my stories if you’re curious👀.
Link in my bio if you need to stock up on snacks/supplements ☺️
Helped my friend @after_dark_fitness
do his first Muscle Up! Very cool guy man. He was very patience with learning the movement and got it down in 20 minutes! Let’s get it guys!!! Anything is possible if you have the right mindset!
Did someone say don’t eat cake ! 😳🙈🍰 I had some cheesecake last night my Cheat meal ! 🙄then came into the Gym this Morning & kicked Ass . I completed 25kg pullups with ease really until I got to the 4th Rep 🙄 so I’ve come to the conclusion that Cake is a pre-workout that you can take the day before you train . I took part in a scientific study based on Cake V pre workout & it was found that people ( Me) taking cake over a pre workout entered the gym with a better state mind a reason to do some extra cardio & was able to lift more weight than previously. It was also proven that cake eaters (me) were more likely to sing happy birthday when consuming the supersize version . I never heard of anybody sharing a pre workout let alone share amongst many & sing happy birthday! 😳🙄Or putting a candle in it , you can do so much more with cake than pre workout & cake is cheaper by the mouthful. You will be more sociable with a cake too 🙄😳. The bottom line is you can have your cake and eat it ( a slice ) . Once a week at least with No lasting damages . 🤪😩 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾. Back to my Fasting now & No Pre workout & definitely No more cake . 😩😩😩#cakewontkillyou #thebestpreworkout #beastmode #fitnessinspiration #fitnessmotivation #workoutmotivation #ryggpass #backworkout #weightedpullups #killingit #grinding #makinggains #eatingclean #eatingdirty #training #träna #träning #latspread #latsworkout #lats #backdayworkout #intermittentfasting