Usually we can rely on having a summer holiday which gives us a break from the normal routine and gives a sense of well-being from having had time away from the humdrum of everyday life.
This year, however, things may have been different for a lot of people as the uncertainty of the pandemic, vaccinations and tests have all played their part in us not having had that break.
It is now autumn again and with it the prospect of darker evenings and colder weather.
Does this fill you with dread and despondency? Or are you looking forward to the change of season and the thought of roaring fires and lovely woolly jumpers?
Everyone is different and we all react in different ways to the changing of season which is of course something that we have no control over.
Autumn and winter blues are very common and some people absolutely dread the coming months. However there are some things that you could try to ease these feelings.
Not keeping these feelings to yourself can also be beneficial as we may not realise that lots of other people feel the same and can share experiences. You may find that you have some friends or acquaintances who feel similar to yourself and who would be only to willing to go on walks or outings to break up the winter months.
It is very easy to get home and just shut the curtains and wait out the winter, only going out when absolutely necessary, but just making some simple changes can make all the difference to your mood and outlook.
It is also worth remembering that the seasons will change again and light and warmth will always return, and this is something to look forward to.
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I provide counselling services in areas including Gnosall, Stafford, Telford and all surrounding villages and areas.
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