The doldrums; "a state of inactivity, stagnation, or slump".......
How many of us find ourselves in or near this state, especially this time of year?
I have several carving projects that have a deadline, but I can't seem to get started. If I do get started, I can't sustain the start into anything really productive. Some times I can't make up my mind what to do. Even when presented with multiple possibilities, I won't pick one. If I do manage to get something started, I set it aside as I'm not satisfied with it.
So, I thought, lets do some quilt making. Same thing there!
I just cannot get motivated.
Anyone else find themselves in this situation?
If you do, fear not! There's an accepted name for it; even with a pill that will help; or so says the literature. We may have SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER (SAD).
Here's what some of the literature says about SAD: It is described as "feelings of sadness and depression often associated with excessive eating, sleeping, and weight gain. OH oh! trouble, I think I've got it. Three for three!
It's called SEASONAL because seasons can be defined as follows:
SUMMER = A period of fruition, fulfillment, happiness, and beauty.
WINTER - A period of time characterized by coldness, misery, barrenness, or death.
The literature states that many folks during the winter feel depressed, irritable, and tired. Again, that's me. My activity decreases, and I find myself going to bed earlier and earlier.
Do I have SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER and should I sit under a light; or do I just need a KICK in the BUTT?