Autumn has become so incredibly fashionable hasn’t it? It is THE season that everyone seems to go crazy for now. From pumpkin spiced lattes, to the staple photo of your feet in boots standing in the leaves to the wistful orange pumpkin patches – Autumn looks good on Instagram. Big winter coats cover our lumps and bumps and big scarves transform an outfit, but away from the über trendy season – I am left feeling pretty crappy.
Autumn makes me feel a bit down. The incredibly dark mornings are making it incredibly hard to me motivated in the mornings. The dreary grey dull rainy days have made all my positive vibes of getting outside drain away as we end up indoors again. I love being outdoors as do the kids. We don’t do well being cooped up indoors and definitely suffer from cabin fever. The TV is on more, tablet time slowly increases and energy levels hit a low as no one has any get up and go due to the weather.
I read this post from my lovely friend Louise at Pink Pear Bear and it got me wondering
Do I suffer from S.A.D?
I fit into all of the official definition but how do I combat S.A.D? With the kids at school all day, I am worried that I am going to effectively go into hibernation after I’ve dropped them off in the morning. Blankets on as I crank up the heating nad with me, that inevitably means I am going to eat and this worries me. I have been very open in documenting my struggle with my weight and I sit here now at the heaviest I’ve been for over 12 months and I am attributing it to my frame of mind.
I think the clock change may help as at least I will know where I stand with the weather but it’s time to batten down the hatches and try to refocus my mind. I think as soon as November hits and my birthday is out of the way, the Christmas excitement starts taking over I will be fine as I am a HUGE Christmas fan but controversially – I massively dislike this time of year. shall hang my Instagram head in shame!