Strange "winter depression"

Postby Skysplash » Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:23 am

Hi, at first sorry for my English I'm still practicing. I'm a 26 years old man from Germany. I have a problem and all ready look my whole life to find the solution for it so any small idea or hint could change my whole life!
Every year from june to August my live is all ways awesome everything that I do is a success and I'm so happy all the time from September to November is like an afterglow it's still everything pretty nice but I feel that it goes downhill, from December till February I'm all ways pretty depressed and what ever I do is a fail, and in the next 3 month things start to get better till the circle closes again in June. I thought all the time that the reason for that is that I have more Vitamin D from the sun in the summer and winter just sucks because it is all ways dark and I don't have anything todo.
But since 16month I'm in Australia where summer is in December and winter in July but it is still the same cycle as in Germany.
Is there anyone with an idea about the reason?
I already tried so many things to get rid of the "winter depression" ( that's by the way the reason why I live now in Australia)

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Postby Candid » Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:47 am

What you're describing is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), which has more to do with lack of light than lack of heat.

I lived for more than two years in Wales, where winter seemed to last about 10 months a year. I kept tropical animals in a room set up with banks of full-spectrum lighting as well as the necessary heating. I spent a LOT of time in that room and I know it saved my sanity.

I suggest you get one very bright light and sit under it a few hours a day, facing into it with your eyes closed and imagining a sunny beach or whatever floats your boat.

You might also like to check out the work of Jacob Liberman. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhnA5ex3gc4 will get you started.
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Postby Skysplash » Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:17 am

Hey thanks for your fast answer but I don't think that a lack of light is the problem, I work here the whole day outside in the Sun and we have almost every day 8h sun here.
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Postby Candid » Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:38 am

Are you getting SAD in northern hemisphere winter, or southern?
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Postby Skysplash » Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:51 am

Southern, so here is summer at the moment. But in the winter here I felt great. So it is still the same ryhtm as in germany
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Postby Candid » Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:21 am

I'm wondering where in Oz you are. I used to live in Townsville where we had warmth and blue sky through the winter (tourist season), followed by oppressive heat, torrential rain and flooding in summer, with the odd cyclone thrown in. It was summer when I felt depressed there.

I hope you're not near the bushfires! Looks to me like half of Queensland is going up in smoke.

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Postby Skysplash » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:58 am

The for your fast answer.
I'm near Byron bay so perfect wether here but still have the same problem .
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Postby lol4er » Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:41 pm

Late Autumn and Winter are times when depression activizes
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