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SAD. Seasonal Affective Disorder. And other aggravations that are "seasonal".
Just a partial
SADS. Seasonal Adjustment Disorder Syndrome.
I will give you a link about some technical/medical stuff on SADS but let us just chat about paying attention to our bodies. The Sun and the Moon have effects on our mental health. They just do. SADS, Seasonal Adjustment Disorder Syndrome is not only tied to savings time matters.
Let us start with the Sun. We (earth) rotate around it. That means it has such a huge pull on the earth as to make the earth stay in a constant pattern circling the Sun. Now just think on that. Think of this also. The earth and our bodies a in large part made up of the same stuff.
Just think of water making up the most of us. And the earths surface being about 70+% water and then go into iron and other stuff. Now think of the Sun's pull on earth and realize it also pulls on you.
If you are still dubious, look how far these folks went to get more sunshine: http://zeke2100.hubpages.com/hub/Giant-Mirrors-Bring-Sun-to-Rjukan-Norway
Now the moon. We all should know what tides are. The Moon rotates around the earth because of the earths pull on the moon. The moon also has a pull on earth, although only really noticeable in the 70+% of the earth being covered with water. And again notice that we are mostly made up of water. If entire oceans rise and fall with the moon what do you think your little body does?
Well to say, just on a physical level, that the Moon and Sun have no effect on us would just be silly.
Interesting song with a different meaning here.
S.A.D. is a very good acronym.
Some how the syndrome works its way into a sadness. Kind of a melancholy state. At least in the Autumn turning to winter with less sun. I have been hit by ads this week about coming home in the dark. Our clocks turned back on early Sunday morning and many people are discombobulated with the change. Just kind of a strange feeling that everything is not calm.
I think most people will agree it is just a little nagging sad feeling. But of course there is more to it than that.
Now I provide two links below here. They are decent and classic. I mean classic by classic medical stuff, weakened by a need to cover ones' derriere and not be medical advice they could get sued for. But the important part here is two-fold: 1. to note that it is a real condition and not just silly talk. 2. That it is medical speak. One time I was playing rough with my big brother. Somehow a bicycle seat got airborne and literally sliced off my ear. It was still connected but I could pull it far enough to see it. In that visit the doctor put down in my chart that I was suffering from "mild discomfort" --- what an idiot. It hurt like hell. So in this case when they say mild it means really bothersome.
Here is a funny truth - maybe
Let us talk about cure.
Psycho therapy and medications if it is troublesome and reaches a clinical degree of depression. That is just a fact. Sorry. It is in fact a disease that can become disabling and need medical intervention. Check on each other. It is time to check in on friends and family anyhow. Make an extra effort with those you intuitively worry about in such matters.
Oops, I was going to save that "cure" for later. But the cat is out of the bag no way to get it back in. Yes, getting outside of your self and helping others is one of the most trusted and time honored remedies for any depression. It just plain works the bestest.
Do not stay indoors during the day. Get out of the office or home during daylight hours. Just for fun if you work in a big office start smoking. Those folks that walk down a flight of stairs to go outside to smoke are getting their daylight. Those who hang out in the break room munching on granola are not. hihihi that is just for fun but it has some truth.
Do not eat to cure this problem. Bad stuff there can happen. However with that said, eat to cure the problem. Fresh sunshiny fruit. Nowadays we can still get it in winter. Yes I know it is not perfect and all the shipping issues but it is still good for these "blues".
Talk about it. Confess it. Know it and own it. It is your body and feelings. But sharing it helps combat it.
Are you a little blue these days
Do you think you are immune from this disorder.
Some aggravations with it to notice and not dwell on.
I do not like to drive home in the dark.
I get up before dawn almost everyday. So that does not change much for me. But now my wife and son get up much earlier and butt into my me time.
I do not have the time always to hike because of the shorter days.
Other people are effected by the change so I have to pay more attention.
I have to be more careful with my lighting in the winter because I am not young anymore and I need it to see more clearly.
My roses love this time of year but not so much my other plants.
Hey it is always a season of change. Go with it. Do a little bit more hugging of others and yourself. Reach down and then out to more people. The energy you may lose from the darkness is energy you can gain and give to others. Spread the love this time of year. And every time of change.
If you are inclined to be grumpy during the holidays and do not like all the spiritualism attached, you are in luck. Because Dr. Dierker is ordering and prescribing more jolly and happy. So you do not have to do it for the glad tidings, just for your health.
Now go out there and be healthy.
This one has trouble with the seasons of "take a nap"
Act right people
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