Did you know that over 40 million people in the United States have anxiety or depression issues? That’s just the documented few that actually seek treatment.
During the winter, Seasonal Affective Disorder can set in as well. No warm weather, cold, darker earlier. If you live in the MidWest you understand these unfortunate ecological misfortunes.
Right about when the Christmas tree comes down, and there are no more bowl games to watch, you’ve left the last family gathering, people can start to feel a bit down, or alone. It’s not weakness, or lack of being “tough”, its a physiological issue that is very, very real. The feeling of not wanting to get out of bed, sitting down at your work station, and all of a sudden 900 thoughts come into your head, can’t remember what you were getting ready to do….dam! What was I just thinking? ….I’ve been there.
I’ve also seen how it can completely crush someone if there is no support system, or a friend to reach out to. You can turn to counterproductive activities to numb the temporary hurt. You can find a friend for that loneliness in so many devious variations.
It’s something that isn’t talked about much because who wants to admit that they don’t feel so hot about themselves at times, or may think that life just kind of sucks.
Well the good news is, you aren’t the only one….and yes, life can suck sometimes, but spring follows winter, and summer follows spring. You can always count on the sun coming after the rain…..(in Oho, may take a few days).
If it’s you, or if you have a friend that may seem withdrawn, or just down….reach out, let them talk, and just be a friend.
We aren’t always gonna be a 10 everyday, but when I’m at a 5 with a good friend? That’s just fine. Be a friend:)