Bach Blog Overcoming SAD

Feeling SAD?  Would you like some help?
In the Northern Hemisphere, winter seems to be dragging on.  Yes I know the Crocuses are in flower so it means that spring is on its way, but if you’re suffering from winter blues or SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) that doesn’t really help does it, because the overcast and heavy days, the 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?  Have you 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?

Irritable

SAD affects how we deal with life.  Have you noticed that you’re more irritable than normal?  And perhaps, (dare I mention it) you’re finding that you found that you’re critical of others too.  Are the people at work annoying you more and are you irritated with your family?

Impatiens is for when you’re irritated and cross by the slowness of others.
Beech is for when you’re critical of the habits and ways of others.

The Darkness

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.

Need a little help deciding which remedy is right for you …

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.

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  • Kelly Albers says:

    Thanks Rose I will keep these handy for when winter hits here in Australia as we are about to go into Autumn

    • Rose Todd says:

      Hello Kelly. Thank you for leaving a comment. I appreciate that about half of my readers are in the southern hemisphere! It’s the lack of light, and as well as being feed-up with the cold that brings on SAD. And I’m not sure that even in the south of Australia, you’ll be affected by the lack of light in winter?
      However, it does give you some ideas of what to do if someone comes with depression. 🙂
      Enjoy your studies and of course, enjoy using the remedies. and remember, I’m here to help, so get in touch if you’d like to. Rose

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