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How do you cope with Weather change influencing your mental state ?

sadpunchingbag

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It was 30 degrees today the other day it was freezing i had plans to do stuff. But felt so tired and run down how do i combat this ? does anyone else feel this way or know any coping strategies ?
 
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I’m the opposite i wish the sun would shine every day. I feel so much happier and find it easier to get outside. I dread October when the clocks go back. I’m even considering a SAD lamp for this year but dont know of anyone thats had one, so cant get an honest opinion
 
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I don't have depression, however, I only get to feel worse, slightly and feel down, on duller and the build up to much heavier rain, or rain in general. I'm finer in warmer weather. Not too over excessivly hot mind you, I do find I can't adapt to beyond 30 degrees. 30 degrees is just about tolerable for me.

I also felt very tired today as well. In this instance, I buy lucozade, (if i can name drop) please edit accordingly, note for mods, to help me as a pep up, for more vibrant energies. In the sense to feel more lifted, I take for me, my lifting and calming mood supplement, mind, you, I am a low and irritible self in general, owing to my mental he alth problems, as I say, I don't have depression, it's leaning towards bipolar slightly, and szchiophrenia. Irritiblity, is one of my worst conditions at any one time as I imply, in terms of the rotten wetter weather when hopefully not that should all occur again.

Also, I virtually, full time, as I am in a so called full time positon to be able to, I listen to my personal cd player and head phones, to keep feeling low, down and at bay.

And I do knitting or cross stitch work.

Best Wishes.
 
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Hi Daffy,

I do very much agree, with the sun out, and a bright blue dry day, it does make all the difference for our mental health statuses, I do very much agree with you, on that front.
 
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I’m the opposite i wish the sun would shine every day. I feel so much happier and find it easier to get outside. I dread October when the clocks go back. I’m even considering a SAD lamp for this year but dont know of anyone thats had one, so cant get an honest opinion
I have one but never found it helpful. Not able to use it any more as I have Posterior Vitreous Detachment in both eyes.
 
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It was 30 degrees today the other day it was freezing i had plans to do stuff. But felt so tired and run down how do i combat this ? does anyone else feel this way or know any coping strategies ?
I’m much happier in the warm sunny weather although I struggle physically when it’s very hot.
 
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I’m the opposite i wish the sun would shine every day. I feel so much happier and find it easier to get outside. I dread October when the clocks go back. I’m even considering a SAD lamp for this year but dont know of anyone thats had one, so cant get an honest opinion
i am the complete opposite when the sun comes out depression for me is the worst
 
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I don't have depression, however, I only get to feel worse, slightly and feel down, on duller and the build up to much heavier rain, or rain in general. I'm finer in warmer weather. Not too over excessivly hot mind you, I do find I can't adapt to beyond 30 degrees. 30 degrees is just about tolerable for me.

I also felt very tired today as well. In this instance, I buy lucozade, (if i can name drop) please edit accordingly, note for mods, to help me as a pep up, for more vibrant energies. In the sense to feel more lifted, I take for me, my lifting and calming mood supplement, mind, you, I am a low and irritible self in general, owing to my mental he alth problems, as I say, I don't have depression, it's leaning towards bipolar slightly, and szchiophrenia. Irritiblity, is one of my worst conditions at any one time as I imply, in terms of the rotten wetter weather when hopefully not that should all occur again.

Also, I virtually, full time, as I am in a so called full time positon to be able to, I listen to my personal cd player and head phones, to keep feeling low, down and at bay.

And I do knitting or cross stitch work.

Best Wishes.
i do already listen to music but i guess i can try more upbeat music playlist when the weather is shit for me personally ty dude x
 
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really struggling with the heat today
I cleaned the kitchen and felt so dirty needing a shower
which had to be delayed
tomorrow I have to go out in the heat

I feel like there is not enough air
and it was only 27 degrees today

:grouphug:
 
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I can't cope with extremes of weather. When it's hot, I don't sleep, and as everyone knows, that's bad for anxiety and depression.

When it gets below freezing in wintertime, every joint, down to my fingers and toes is in terrible pain. I am dreading this winter.
 
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k I wonder if we can ease the amount of tension we carry
because when I think upsetting thoughts
it seems to make the pain worse

I dont know if anyone gets that ?

:grouphug:
 
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thankyou yes I do think muscle tension is playing a part in my pain
I get a little bit of pain and then tense up
like they say about child birth I think
they are asked to relax and breathe aren't they

I get so tense its bound to influence the nerves
 
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I’m the opposite i wish the sun would shine every day. I feel so much happier and find it easier to get outside. I dread October when the clocks go back. I’m even considering a SAD lamp for this year but dont know of anyone thats had one, so cant get an honest opinion
I've got an alarm clock with a light that wakes you up slowly so that I don't feel so bad waking up in the dark in winter. It's good for people who have SAD.

Also have a light box but haven't used it very often because it's very bright. Think they do work but the alarm clock helps me more.
 
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I've got an alarm clock with a light that wakes you up slowly so that I don't feel so bad waking up in the dark in winter. It's good for people who have SAD.

Also have a light box but haven't used it very often because it's very bright. Think they do work but the alarm clock helps me more.
That sounds like a good idea. Where do you get the alarm clocks from?
 
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