I think I have seasonal affective disorder?Watch
Recently, the weather was nice, and it wasn't cloudy for once, and I actually felt really happy. I also got this lamp, where one of the settings imitates daylight (or so it claims lol). Call it placebo, but turning that on, nice and bright, I feel like I've got more energy, and can get work done compared to before?
I never noticed before because I didn't pay attention, but these things have changed my mood and overall happiness level by a lot, and I might have answered it already with everything I've just said, but is this seasonal affective disorder, or am I just looking into it too much?
If it is, I don't really know what else to do with it. I haven't really done much in terms of fixing my mental health before, at all... which is honestly horrible, but I barely have enough time.
Any suggestions? Might as well start now.
I think you need to find what is the best thing for your self care, it could also be an extra hour of sleep or maybe just doodling or painting. Maybe even writing in a diary because I’ve found that diaries have massively helped me too.
Hope that helps <3
Keep smiling and be happy because you deserve it!
There is also generally a lot of cheaper or free services for young people around, whether that's at your uni or around where you live (and online) which you can go to if you feel you comfortable getting some outside help like therapy.