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Dealing With the Autumn & Winter Blues

Hi all, sorry for the lack of posting over the weekend. Ryan and I were out of town for his birthday this weekend and I just didn’t have my normal energy to post on Sunday when we returned home.  I’ve been trying really hard to stick to my schedule of posting but I’ve been struggling with the time change more than normal this year.

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Year-round depression

I deal with depression and anxiety all year, but when late autumn rolls around, it gets worse and this year I’ve been mindful enough about myself to know when I feel the season starting to affect me and my thoughts more so than normal.

There’s an overwhelming sense of impatience as new homeowners: the list of projects around the house doesn’t end but with the time change many of those projects won’t be able to be done until the springtime rolls around.

I’m frustrated with the time change as a blogger: I usually like to take my photos the day I wear an outfit, and with a full time job it’s hard to get those photos before it gets dark now.

I’m trying to schedule a Pure Barre class once a week at least but that isn’t panning out every week yet. I’ve had other appointments that interfere and I just don’t make it sometimes but I’m at least committed to going when I know I can go.

Everything in my day job is fantastic, and anything that feels overwhelming is mostly because there’s just so much good stuff happening. I’m an introvert and I’m discovering that even too much noise on social media, yes even good news, is a lot to take in and absorb. If I don’t have time to reset, I suffer.

The time change really affected me this year, as I’m sure it does most people. Pushing myself to make it to those Pure Barre classes is going to be incredibly important for me this winter. For now I’m trying to look forward to Thanksgiving & Christmas. I love to decorate so I’m bringing cheer to myself that way, and I’m also trying to figure out how to make our home feel like our home.

There’s just so much I want to do and not enough time, and sometimes I don’t have enough energy. Realizing that is OKAY and figuring out what works for me is going to be the main focus this winter so that when spring comes, I’m ready to take on all the projects that homeownership brings with my husband while managing everything else.

Happy Hump Day everyone! How do you all deal with autumn & winter blues?

xx

Steph

 

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  • I never known the time change ruined your evening routine. With a 8-5 job, it’s hard for me to de-stress myself in the evening. This is something I need to improve on for a long long time. Last Friday was a day off and I felt I accomplished so much more especially the weather was great.

    In the past, I tended to take vacation every three months as an escape/recharge myself. Sometimes it worked, some didn’t. Meanwhile having something to look forward to is always a plus.

    Speaking of the holiday, what’s your favorite food/drink? Congrats for being homeowners!

    • That’s another issue about this year: vacation! I took all my time in the summer to go to the UK and two festivals. No Hawaii for me to look forward to in January, which is disappointing, that sunshine always helps mid winter.

      As for favorite food: mashed potatoes and all the gravy in the world! I’m all about champagne and making seasonal mimosas.