Now that summer is over and the days are getting shorter, SAD is starting to kick my arse. Getting out of bed in the morning is harder, especially as it is now dark when my alarm goes off, which makes the fact that I don't sleep well even worse. I feel tired and unmotivated much of the time, which isn't helpful when I'm trying to be more active and workout regularly. My ADD is in full swing, setting off my anxiety and generally leaving me feeling like I need to do things but I don't want to do things and I'm too tired to move.
So basically, SAD is a lot of fun for me and those around me. I'm trying to cope with it though, using some tried and tested methods, as well as new ones. Here's how I'm trying to work through SAD and some ideas that could help you: