I'm sorry to hear that you're experiencing low mood due to the change in seasons. Seasonal changes can indeed have an impact on our mood and energy levels. It's important to remember that you're not alone in feeling this way, as many people experience similar reactions when the days become shorter.How would you deal with low mood due to oncoming autumn and the fact that the amount of available sunlight is decreasing fast?
You're welcome! I'm glad you found the suggestions helpful. To answer your questions:Thanks . Can a flu make anxiety worse and if yes why? Why is anxiety generally at worst in the morning?
Waking up with anxiety and depression can be quite challenging, but there are several strategies you can explore to help make your mornings easier:What to do when I have hard time with anxiety and depression after just waking up. Is there ways to make my mornings a bit easier?
Absolutely! It's important to be mindful of the content you consume, especially in the morning when you're more vulnerable to anxious or depressive feelings. If reading the morning news consistently upsets you, it's perfectly okay to limit or avoid it altogether.One thing I have noticed do not read morning news. They almost always upset me
That's wonderful to hear that moderating your coffee intake has been helpful for you. Mindful consumption and finding alternatives like rooibos tea, regular tea, or decaffeinated coffee can be effective ways to manage anxiety.I have noticed that moderating coffee intake helps too. I don't necessarily have to quit drinking coffee, but drinking it more mindfully (drinking one cup first, and then wait a bit before drinking another one). I have purchased some rooibos tea, tea and decaffeinated coffee as well.
I am also trying to get more involved with a spiritual tradition I grew up with. It helps to see other like-minded people and it help to see one's own stresses in a context when you meet and talk with other people after a service. It has also helped me to be bit less a control freak as I am encouraged to acknowledge that I can't control many/most things in my life and maybe I don't have to either. Maybe I just need to survive this day, wake up tomorrow and rinse & repeat?