S.A.D. in Minnesota

I’m not gonna lie, this spring has been a bit of a killer.  In fact, I think it is my #2 worst spring ever only second to my senior year of high school and the tornado that changed my life forever.

We happen to really enjoy sun and warm weather in our house so enduring April Winter Weather Watches has been more than upsetting, it has been depressing.  I believe 3 of the 4 of us have Seasonal Affective Disorder.  Long, cold winters (and springs!) in Minnesota are not helping us at all!  The last 4 weeks have been rough.

So, how can we deal with S.A.D or even just really frustrated with this Minnesota Spring?

#1 Spend time reading and learning more about God and then praying for His help.

#2 Eat Health(ier)

#3 Exercise!

#4 Do something different than your current norm!  Even if your Dave Ramsey budget doesn’t allow you to spend money for a grand event you can find ways to get out.  Combine two envelopes to drive somewhere new and eat out someplace different.  Be creative!

#5 Go tanning…ok, I haven’t used this one lately, but I know it has worked in the past.

These are not profound ideas, but when a person is depressed it takes a lot out of them to even do one of these things.  If you know someone dealing with depression, give them grace.  If you yourself are having problems, please know there are small things you can do to start working through this icky spring.  Try today to just do one thing to help yourself.

Fighting this battle with you.


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