Autumn depression or fall depression is a common phenomenon. Having autumn depression or fall depression basically means that you get very depressed and lack energy during the fall and the winter months. Autumn depression/fall depression is also called seasonal affective disorder, or the winter blues.
The good thing about these types of depression is that they can be avoided, no matter where you live, and no matter how long fall and winter are there. Here are some tips that will help you avoid autumn depression:
- Make sure you have something nice to look forward to at all times. It can be anything you want; a short trip, a nice concert, a shopping spree and so on. The important thing is that you have something nice that you really like coming up.
- Go out every day. One of the main reasons for seasonal affective disorder or fall depression is that we do not go out and bond with nature enough. So a great way to avoid fall depression is to go out, even if it is cold and dark. When and how you should do this may vary, but try to be outside for a little while every day.
- Keeping your mind active by trying to read, learn new things or just think a lot otherwise is another great way to avoid autumn depression. Many people get depressed during the winter because they feel not much is going on in their lives. But guess what? You can stay active, both mentally and physically, all on your own, and it will make you feel tons better!
- Talk a lot to your friends and family. Being social is a great cure for any form of depression, so remember to keep in touch!