Feeling SAD? Would you like some help?
It’s mid October, so I suppose we can expect changes in the weather. But somehow its always a shock. If you’re in the Southern Hemispher, you heading into summer – but I know that more than one of my friends ‘down there’ suffer from the SAD syndrome. So this blog is worth remembering for when you head into winter.
Up here, in the Northern Hemisphere, the nights are drawing in, and today its raining and cold. There are two members of my family that really suffer from the lack of natural light – both absoluotely hate being cold!
SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) is a ‘real’ thing. People seem to ‘wilt’ for the lack of light during overcast and heavy days, dark evenings, along with the intense cold and biting wind certainly wears you down.
The shorter days and darker evenings of winter seem to bring persistent low moods that you can’t shake it off. Does this happened to you? If you have lost interest in your work and your normal life and every evening do you find yourself scurrying home and firmly closing the door behind you, wishing you could close out winter too, then the Bach Flower Remedies can certainly help you deal with autumn and winter.
The darkness of winter seems to close in and leeches any self-worth you have and sapping your confidence. You have so much good in your life, you should be happy and yet the wretched SAD feelings breed feelings of sadness and guilt and weigh heavily on you.
Although we can cope with these feelings if they pass quickly, but when they build up over the winter months, they seem to go deep. And what happens when our feelings aren’t recognised and healed, they get pushed down, suppressed, depressed deep down and that’s where they fester turn into despair.
Larch and Pine are inseparable companions. They go so well together. Larch is for lack of confidence and Pine for feeling you’ve done something wrong or the feeling that you should have done better. Mustard is one of the most common remedies taken for despair.
These are suggestions that could help you. You really do need to chose and use the remedies that suit you best.
Lack of Energy
living each day with your body tense against the cold, wind, rain or snow, saps your energy – and no amount of chocolate seems to help! SAD brings lethargy and despair and you feel as if you want to sleep half the day. And talking of sleep you didn’t really feel like getting up this morning, did you? The thought of a Duvet-Day is alluring.
You’re weary of cold grey days. Motivation is a thing of the past and you become resigned to your situation so don’t even try to pull yourself out of it.
Olive the remedy for prolong fatigue Hornbeam is for the Monday Morning feeling.Wild Rose is for the feelings apathy and resignation.
Bach Flower Remedies
I’ve mentioned 8 remedies that could help you that can help SAD, but I’m only giving you suggestions. Ideally you should read up on these remedies and see which ones suit you the best.
You can choose and mix up 6 remedies together. I know some like to mix more. But Bach suggested six and I work on the principle that he knew best! (I’m very much a “Pure-Bach-Lady”).
Bach Flower Therapy is a natural and simple way you can manage the stress of life and heal all the horrible feelings that accompanies stress Click here if you’d like to know more about the Bach Flower Remedies
Over to you
I hope you found the blog helpful. As always, I love hearing from you, so please leave your comments in the Comments box below. I look forward to hearing from you.
I like the suggestion of mixing Larch and Pine. Might give that a try. I don’t know why I am so apprehensive about using more than one remedy at a time. I feel like it would confuse things, but I’m learning more and more (like from you 😉 ) that they actually compliment each other. Thanks so much for sharing your insights!
Hello Barbara. Thank you for leaving a message. There is no need to feel apprehensive about useing more than one remedy at once. If you consider that each remedy as a ‘note’. Now imagine someone playing the piano. If they play 1 note its very clear, but when they play 2 or even 5 notes together, you get a more beautiful sound.
We never feel only one feeling at once. We always have several feelings all at the same time. And, we change our thoughts and our feelings so quickly, you can see that we need more than 1 remedy at a time.
Good luck wiht Larch and Pine. And perhaps you might consider adding Mimulus at the same time? Love Rose.