I have been dreading this time of year since April and now it is here I am wondering if anyone has any ideas on how to combat seasonal depression.
I have already been pretty depressed this summer and am just coming out of it, but now that winter is fast approaching and I am still under the same stress as I was early this year I am afraid that I will be back in that dark hopeless hole I was in.
From January to March of this year I was unemployed and very anxious about everything. I bascially sat in the dark everyday crying and unable to sleep...and when I did sleep I hated that I had to wake the next day. I constantly felt a feeling of falling into a bottomless pit of despair.
Thus I really don't want to go back to that place again and being in the U.S. with no job or health insurance...medication isn't an option...
At the moment I am supposedly start working again soon, but the offer isn't official yet. I also realized that the man that I thought I would spend the rest of my life with doesn't love me and now lives over a 1000 miles away, and I am starting to feel really lonely.
So are there any other things I can do to help me get through this season?
Have you considered volunteering your time this holiday season? I know you are waiting to hear back on the job you want. However, stopping by the local mission or tutoring at your area library could put some things into perspective for you. Times are hard and you can make a difference in your life and the lives of others by just giving a helping hand. It could take your mind off of the down side of life.