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Does anyone else feel more low after Christmas?

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I do.

Even as a kid I would feel sad when all the decorations got taken down, tv went back to normal and everything else as well went back to normal.

Normally I enjoy Christmas, I hardly look forward to anything anymore and I think it is a protection mechanism. This year, I was not bothered at all, I thought December went by really quickly, but even not "feeling" Christmas I still feel low and emotional that it is over.

Does anyone else feel the same?
 
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Got one of those lights for seasonal depression a few years ago. Seems to help. Although I never celebrated Christmas these past few years. No one here since the wife died so why bother.
 
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Got one of those lights for seasonal depression a few years ago. Seems to help. Although I never celebrated Christmas these past few years. No one here since the wife died so why bother.
I did read about seasonal depression, but I have depression all year round and before Christmas I am fine, it is just about the 4th Jan onwards until, past few years, May and then my mood may get a little better.
 
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Hi Logan

I have to work my arse off to stay mentally buoyant in January.

Daylight hours are at their shortest...the scenery is bare and bleak...I don't function well in the cold...normally a month of financial austerity following Christmas...I don't like being indoors...I seem to have the same biological setting for hibernation as a bear.

I focus on the coming Spring and every passing day taking me nearer to Spring.

January and February are the two months on the calendar when I need boxing gloves on and have to fight with depression every day. xxx
 
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Hi Logan

I have to work my arse off to stay mentally buoyant in January.

Daylight hours are at their shortest...the scenery is bare and bleak...I don't function well in the cold...normally a month of financial austerity following Christmas...I don't like being indoors...I seem to have the same biological setting for hibernation as a bear.

I focus on the coming Spring and every passing day taking me nearer to Spring.

January and February are the two months on the calendar when I need boxing gloves on and have to fight with depression every day. xxx
Maybe it is down to it being dull bleak and grey outside, as before Christmas it is the same but you have Christmas to look forward to, then after there really isnt much until it starts to get lighter.
I would say the dullness doesnt seem to bother me but it may have a slight impact.

Last year around this time I was worse, I was really emotional, which is unlike me, slightest thing would bring up a memory and I would become upset due to it, even walking around the edges of an old theme park that I went to as a kid, its has been closed for like 12 years but it just brought memories up.
 
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Maybe it is down to it being dull bleak and grey outside, as before Christmas it is the same but you have Christmas to look forward to, then after there really isnt much until it starts to get lighter.
I would say the dullness doesnt seem to bother me but it may have a slight impact.

Last year around this time I was worse, I was really emotional, which is unlike me, slightest thing would bring up a memory and I would become upset due to it, even walking around the edges of an old theme park that I went to as a kid, its has been closed for like 12 years but it just brought memories up.
I don't think the significant thing here is Christmas - it's starting a new year. It makes us all reflective - aware of the passing of time and our own mortality. A time for evaluating where we are and how far we've come...who we've lost along the way. Perhaps New Year is your catalyst. xxx
 
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I don't think the significant thing here is Christmas - it's starting a new year. It makes us all reflective - aware of the passing of time and our own mortality. A time for evaluating where we are and how far we've come...who we've lost along the way. Perhaps New Year is your catalyst. xxx
I do that all year round anyway, I can have the best day going but then will start to dwell on things and reflect, I try not to but I do it. Maybe I am just more aware of it. Maybe it is just down to how I feel and that CHristmas is a highlight and it seems ages away.
 
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Didnt have a Christmas or New Years, have been feeling down regularly mainly due to poor physical health.

It would have been nice to have some human company over Christmas and New Year but thats not how life is with me at the moment...

It is painful but im having to try and deal with it on my own somehow.... think it's loneliness & there are many problems in my life which i don't think can be described as only being related to mental health.. thinking about all of this stuff gets so tiring at times... :( :faint:
 
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January is the armpit of the year
 
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Enemas can be beneficial though; nothing good ever came out of January 😄
Get your tin hat on and hide behind me, Orphan Black....here come all the people who were born in January! :eek2:
 
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Bradley Cooper was born in Jan 😂😂
 
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