The Longest Winter

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It’s a new year.  A fresh start.  New beginnings.  New outlooks.

I’m alive.  Last year, I almost wasn’t.  However, it was for reasons completely unrelated to what I needed to write about today.

Well, so if it’s a new year, why does it feel like I am in a slump?

I can attempt to tell you why.  I think a lot more people will relate than one would think, and also more than would admit.

Without a doubt, I know it is my depression.  I was diagnosed with depression in high school.  So, honestly, it is nothing new.

How I handle it or try to maintain my health is definitely important.  It isn’t always outside distractions, comments, criticisms or even those that truly mean well.  But there are those times it is. 


I think my current outside distraction is the weather.  It isn’t even proving to be as treacherous of a winter as last year.  It’s just proving to be the longest winter.  It’s been bitterly cold.  Way too cold to even go outside.

What do you do to cope with depression – especially during the months of the year where it is less likely to be out and about due to weather…?  What do you do to maintain your health?  What works for you?  What doesn’t work for you?

I’d like to add that this is not meant as medical advice or lack thereof.  It’s most definitely not a poor me post either. I cannot stand that to be quite honest with you.  It is truly me being me.  Me writing as my outlet.

It is good to know that we are never alone in our feelings, actions or lives.


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