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originally posted by: Pitou
The longest day has been far past us and the evenings are getting shorter and shorter and I'm already feeling the effects. Autumn is coming and considering how this past summer has been, it'll most likely be grey, cold, and dark. As such, I've been thinking recently about how I'm going to get through the long, dark evenings and would appreciate your input Especially if you have issues with seasonal changes and winter depression like me: please share what are good solutions for you! Share with us what helps you and who knows, it may inspire someone to get a better coping strategy.
I #ed up last year by comfort eating and sometimes, drinking too much, which is just not helpful. But the feeling remains, a feeling of discomfort, a feeling of 'I'm bored/sad/empty/lonely/tired' and given all that I think it's a good idea to think of some options to tackle these issues a bit beforehand. To make it easier or to find joy in other ways. So, ATS, how do you cope with these feelings? How do you prevent them? What makes you happy when it's cold and dark outside, and you're alone?