Moaning Monday

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Good Morning.

I have been out for a run, and then made breakfast and got ready for the day ahead. I sat down and turned the television on to see FERGIE presenting This Morning. What absolute car crash tv.
 
What is actually WRONG WITH HER? I haven’t ever encountered such a slow, awkward, mindless, detached person in my life. I can only imagine the fun it must be at THE PALACE.
 
I didn't go to work today, it's odd just telling myself and Mandy I'm too poorly to work, and not having to justify it to a manager.

I'm catching up on Home & Away.
 
We've just had our first "Christmas" e-mail that wasn't about holidays.
Panic Reaction GIF
 
I had a bit of a shake with the SAD through October but it hasn't been too bad since. This is my first year working (or being) outside of the classroom during autumn and it has made a difference. Plus the Vitamin D pills may help.
 
Our Secret Santa was just launched

Yo ho oh no she better don't
 
I've just had therapy regarding SAD. She's yet to convince me that my seasonal depression is not part of me, rather an intruder, but I'm open minded.
 
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I had a bit of a shake with the SAD through October but it hasn't been too bad since. This is my first year working (or being) outside of the classroom during autumn and it has made a difference. Plus the Vitamin D pills may help.
I feel like I'm fending it off at present, and my tricky period usually starts in October. I'm also on the vitamin D.

I'm also trying to arrange a few nice things to do in January, because that's the most depressing month. By the time February kicks in I can concentrate on the days getting longer, and begin to feel that Spring is around the corner.
 
I just need to get out more, I love living a very urban life at the minute, its convenient for my wider life goals, but I crave trees and the sea. I was planning on getting out on the bikes this weekend but sunday was so gross I aborted.
 
That's my mum on the way home now (she's on a train to Manchester airport, she'll stay overnight then flies out early tomorrow morning). It's been nice having her here, though I've been so busy with work it weeks like I hardly got to see her :(
 
Its that time of year again when I fucking hate living in the UK, the dark grey days, the inability to get outside for more than an hour, ergh. Fuck Monday. I want to be in the sunshine.

I generally feel SAD symptoms twice a year- weirdly, the day after August Bank Holiday and for a couple of weeks then and then mostly in January. I don't really get autumn blues- my birthday in October is a focus point and then it's just the run up to Christmas, which I adore.

But FUCK ME SIDEWAYS, this year has hit me. It's MISERABLE. It's just been constant rain and wind. I haven't even been swimming for a few weeks- which is another reason for bleak mental health for me too. Putting the Christmas decorations up early yesterday I am hoping will turn my head into cosy mode rather than misery, but it's not quite hit the spot yet to be honest.
 
I feel like I'm fending it off at present, and my tricky period usually starts in October. I'm also on the vitamin D.

I'm also trying to arrange a few nice things to do in January, because that's the most depressing month. By the time February kicks in I can concentrate on the days getting longer, and begin to feel that Spring is around the corner.

I just need to get out more, I love living a very urban life at the minute, its convenient for my wider life goals, but I crave trees and the sea. I was planning on getting out on the bikes this weekend but sunday was so gross I aborted.
This is everything I'm going through at the moment. We have events booked and probably a holiday in spring. But I just can't see the grey mood shifting on a day to day basis. It's very damaging. Last year it was combined with multiple chest infections. If I can push the evening class thing we'll at least have something to work towards.
 
Covid seems to be every-fucking-where again recently. We've got loads of tests (I'm high risk, Mr Sheena works for the NHS) thankfully.
 
We've been talking about doing some evening SPA stuff. Just going and sitting in bubbles makes me feel better a lot of the time.
 
These days it hits in January right through to spring. I manage the run up to Christmas well these days. I've felt pretty upbeat recently, but what goes up must come down.
 
I'm just a SUNSHINE and LONG DAYS kinda gal.

Also, everyone get a SAD lamp. They're really good.
 
We've been talking about doing some evening SPA stuff. Just going and sitting in bubbles makes me feel better a lot of the time.
We have a nice hotel near us that does Twilight spa sessions. You're get 3 hours in the pool, hot tub, sauna etc and a two course meal. It's amazing and so relaxing.
 
Mandy and I said the other day, after spending a week in the pouring rain on our cruise, that we are so pleased we chose to book a hot holiday for January.

We had planned on Iceland and America, but South Africa won. Three weeks in the sunshine cannot come soon enough and it's nice to have something to look forward to in January.
 
Why every time I get a push notification on my phone saying someone has liked or replied to a comment on here, if I click on it does it tell me I need to log in. What's the point of the notification 😬
 
Why every time I get a push notification on my phone saying someone has liked or replied to a comment on here, if I click on it does it tell me I need to log in. What's the point of the notification 😬
Are you logged in on both the .co.uk address and the .org.uk one? I had an issue like this a while ago.
 
We have a nice hotel near us that does Twilight spa sessions. You're get 3 hours in the pool, hot tub, sauna etc and a two course meal. It's amazing and so relaxing.

One of my gyms (I belong to a group) has a jacuzzi etc. but apparently it's a bit BASIC. I miss my David Lloyd days- that properly felt like a lovely relaxing evening. Go after work, go to the gym, get something to eat, go and sit in the spa or the heated outdoor pool. Worth the money.
 
I'm on annual leave today and trying to prevent myself from going into a void of over-thinking.

I did make a nice falafel and hummus salad for lunch though, with a bottle of water. Maybe I need some chocolate to balance it out.
 
I luckily don’t suffer from SAD but I am sick fed up of endless rain. I have always loved Winter and appreciated every season equally but global warming seems to be putting paid to that. It should be cold crisp sunny afternoons with clear nights and fantastic views of the stars not THIS.
 
That's climate change for you - wet bits will get wetter, dry bits will get dryer. Flood or famine, here we come!
 
Yeah I'm not at all fussed when it's cold and crisp, I spent a winter in the Alps and that was amazing. I need to find a way abandon Manchester from Nov-Mar.
 
I luckily don’t suffer from SAD but I am sick fed up of endless rain. I have always loved Winter and appreciated every season equally but global warming seems to be putting paid to that. It should be cold crisp sunny afternoons with clear nights and fantastic views of the stars not THIS.
I'm with you. I quite like being cosy at home and the fact that everyone leaves me alone during the darker/colder months but the second I see a drop of rain I don't want to go anywhere.

I received a very expensive umbrella for my 30th birthday a couple of years ago and managed to leave it on the train too, which pissed me off to no end but then I had an existential crisis as I began to question why I decided to request an expensive umbrella as a 30th birthday gift?
 

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