I think I have this, every year about Mid January I start feeling so not like myself. I can't seem to kick that feeling of despair. I'm always so anxious for the trees to start blooming. It's overwhelming.
Seasonal affective disorder (also called SAD) is a type of depression that occurs at the same time every year. If you're like most people with seasonal affective disorder, your symptoms start in the fall and may continue into the winter months, sapping your energy and making you feel moody.
Symptoms usually build up gradually in the late autumn and winter months.
Afternoon slumps with decreased energy and concentration
Increased appetite with weight gain
Increased sleep and excessive daytime sleepiness
Lack of energy and loss of interest in work or other activities
Slow, sluggish, lethargic movement
Unhappiness and irritability
I have all of these. Wondering how common it is. I feel like I could sweep this under the rug and pretend I'm fine. I usually do. But knowledge is power right? Next year I can be prepared to ask my doctor for help to see if I can skip this crappy mood.
Mother Nature won't you please bring spring early this year.