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Friday, January 16, 2015

Seasonal Depression is for Squares | Series Wrap Up - No One's Going to Rescue You

I am feeling so uplifted after writing this series on seasonal depression. Not only did I feel a huge boost being able to share my experiences with you, but I got a lot of great tips and information from YOU, my lovely readers!

Thank you. 

If you missed any of the 30 tips, I have links to all of them in the first post, which you can find here. Please pin it and save it to come back to whenever you're feeling down. And speaking of pins, I created a Winter Blues board you can follow right here. I'll keep adding to it as I find more great tips and info on seasonal depression.

There are a lot of important things to take away from this series, and everyone's going to get something different out of it.

But the big thing I want to end with is this -

No one's going to rescue you. That's your job. 

This is a lesson I've learned that applies to a lot of things in life. But today it really applies to seasonal depression. When we're struggling through the fog of a mental illness (yes, that is what it is, even if it's "not that bad") we tend to hope that someone's going to help us.

But trust me when I remind you sweet friend, your mental and emotional well-being are primarily your responsibility!

YOU are the only one who knows what's really going on with YOU. And you may not know exactly what you need, but you're the only one who can start the process to break through the fog and get help.

It's not that your friends and loved ones don't care. It's that a) they can't necessarily know what you might be needing and b) it's not their job to babysit your brain during the winter months.

Be your own mental health advocate and start taking ownership of your emotions, hormones, and moods. The winter months can be hard. Unless you live in one of these places. But most of us don't. So we have to work hard and fight for happiness.

We can do this you guys!

We can fight through the fog and find the beauty in winter! 

Thanks again for reading and commenting through this series.

I wish you all a less SAD winter!


  1. I really enjoyed reading this series. I wasn't really aware of this kind of depression, probably because I grew up in Germany, until you talked to me about it. So I started paying attention to my mood during those grey, cloudy days and it is scary how much the weather changes us! So thank you for educating me and being more able to understand what's going on around me!
    P.S. I like what you do with the fonds lately, it looks pretty :)

    1. Thanks Julia! And I'm so glad that you were able to get something out of the series. I was talking to another German gal who said basically the same thing as you - when you're growing up in weather like this you don't realize what it's like to live somewhere where it's sunny even in the winter. You're going to love how much sun you get next winter ;-)