Sunday, 6 November 2016

#Bash SAD

I don't think I suffer from SAD but who doesn't feel the weight of our clocks going backwards and it suddenly being dark far too early each afternoon?

Just found this fabulous idea on Eleanor's blog, and in a quiet little way I'm going to follow most of her suggestions for a non-SAD month (even if I am starting six days late).   I'm sharing this because I know I have a couple of friends currently suffering from a definite lack-of-happy, and I do hope it will help them.

This is her list, but do go to the original post for the full story.



19 comments:

  1. Hey! Thanks for sharing. I played along with someone else last year on instagram but she gave up mid month. I think focusing on doing positive things really helps to banish the gloom. xx

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    1. Here here Eleanor, thank you so much for this. I can't guarantee I will do everything every day (I already incorporate quite a few into normal life), but it never hurts to have a little reminder. Good luck with your #bashSAD month.

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  2. I've printed this out and put it above my computer.

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    1. Hi Karen, welcome to Bag End and thank you for commenting. Hope this helps you have a good month.

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  3. I would also add- follow someone who posts positive posts on twitter. I can highly recommend @papaver for cheerful news and views. Good luck with everything. Karen. @kgimson

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    1. Good idea Karen, afraid I don't do Twitter, Facebook (deleted my a/c) or Instagram. Have enough trouble just keeping up with blogs :)

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  4. I too, often wonder about the SAD condition & think a lot people feel the winter blues. I know I do. I had a list quite similar (somewhere) at one stage & found it very helpful. I'm going to print this one out too, although it is supposed to be coming on summer here. Today is going to be warm, then another cold snap is coming during the week. Have a good week & take care.

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    1. Susan, I don't think it matters which season you are meant to be heading for. If following Eleanor's list means you give yourself a nice treat every day then that has to be a good thing :)

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  5. I love this idea. And another great blog to follow! X

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    1. It certainly is:) I loved reading about her experience of living on St Helena for a couple of years.

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  6. An excellent list. The increasing dark does bring a certain weight to it. It's funny, when we were in Norway it was only daylight for three or four hours each day (decreasing) and yet it didn't bother me at all. People treat themselves better, that's the key. The pace of life slows down and there's more time for others. More time for leisure. Either that or bugger off out of there and fly to the Canaries.

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    1. You've hit the nail on the head Jessica - people treat themselves better, make time for doing nice things. Most of the UK is still slaving to a routine set by the clock, regardless of what nature is doing outside. That causes internal conflict = stress.

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  7. I get SAD and sad and when the two combine - good grief my poor husband suffers too! An excellent list, certainly helps when I am kept mentally and physically busy. The only thing I have no 'control' over is the grief I feel when the light goes.

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    1. SAD is real and no fun Hawthorn. Rather than counting down to the awful commercial-fest that is now "C....mas", I count down to the Winter Solstice. In other words - how long until each day it becomes a little bit lighter!
      (You'll be pleased to know it's 43 days, 15 hours and 32 minutes!)

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  8. what a wonderful idea Jayne. I hate driving in the dark so this time of year when suddenly at 5 oclock it's so horrible....... I'm going to start counting down the days to light too x

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    1. Hi Tess, I wonder if I can find a countdown clock that I can put on the blog . . . whosh, off to "waste" another half hour that I'll never gvet back! :)

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    2. There you go Tess, all sorts of countdown clocks at https://daisypath.com

      (rather aptly named . . . same place I got our "Daisy has been with us for . . . " counter from)

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  9. I am averting my eyes to all the C******** stuff in the shops and love your ideaa of counting down to the Winter Solstice Jayne. Strangely enough I have decluttered tons of stuff over the past few weeks, saw friends on Sunday we haven't seen for nearly 30 years, had a picnic in beautiful sunshine on Screel Hill in Scotland last week and it's choir tonight!

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    1. Sounds like you're on a roll at present Jill, hope we manage to catch up on the phone soon.

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