Friday, November 18, 2011

Cold Front with Sun

There may be a lot to barometric pressure and its effect on one's mood.  Or not.

Maybe it's the rain, the clouds, the lack of sun.  Am I affected by that Seasonal Affective Disorder?  I know not.  But a front was moving through yesterday, and my mood was darker than than clouds.  Today it is cold, but the sun is out.  Deo gratias.  Is it sun or barometric pressure or phases of the moon?

These ups and downs seem rather high and low.  And, without medications stemming the slide, I can get into quite a funk.  But then, today is much better.  I'm really felling it all.  As I've said before (quoting a wise friend from years ago) "If you can't feel it, you can't heal it."  So now comes the work of healing it.

Many thanks for supportive words from folk in the blogosphere.

7 comments:

Birdie said...

Welcome into the light!

There are therapy lights available by prescription; my sister uses one in Alaska. There are also full-spectrum bulbs, but be careful: don't get the cheap ones. The best ones (Verilux) cost a bundle but they last a really long time. I have full-spectrum incandescent bulbs wherever I spend a great deal of time in my home, and they really help me in the winter.

But come late January, I'm ready to get out from under the gray. That's when I schedule my annual trip home to Florida sun.

Topper said...

Be assured of my prayers. Life change (even good) can be difficult to navigate. You have had quite a bit of life change in the last few years. Plus in our work there is the "normal" down feeling from lack of down time/time for self care. This cannot be ignored. May I suggest getting a relaxing massage? or spend a few hours getting lost in your favorite music? Going for a nice meal, what I call a depression dinner. Self care is so important, so healing can take place. At any rate I will continue praying. Cheers

Ur-spo said...

You are connected to Nature, and your moods reflect it. A gift, really.

Mind Of Mine said...

A gift? Yes, if all you had to do during the day was frolic through fields and hunt for livestock. But no, the modern man needs to be on his game 24/7 S.A.D or not.

You will get there eventually.

Butterfly Mage said...

It wasn't until after I became a Wiccan that I was really able to start getting my seasonal depression under control. I would say that my "dark quarter" depression (November until the end of February) now rates a 5 on a scale of 1-10. When I was a Christian, it was closer to an 8.

Thanks to the Wiccan path, I can know that darkness is just as natural as light. It doesn't make SAD go away entirely, but at least it's bearable now.

john said...

I have a co-worker who is affected by the rain, snow, sun and changes in weather.

You are not alone...

publius100 said...

Yo--come to Atlanta for a visit!