Autumn melancholy – what it is and how to deal with it
Autumn is always a difficult time for some people’s mental health. It’s the time of year where it’s tempting to shut yourself in your apartment wrapped in your favourite blanket, armed with netflix and takeaway.
But the autumn blues can and should be fought! It can be a bright time of the year, full of adventures. Here’s our advice on how to fight through those dreary days and negative feelings.
- Allow yourself to be sad
It’s okay to be sad. It’s a necessary emotion from time to time. Use this as an opportunity to think about your actions and make plans for the future. This mood can be a counterpoint to push off and fly forward to new achievements!
- Focus on your body and health
Mental health depends largely on physical health. Remember that even minor physical activity, if performed regularly – will give noticeable results. Find an activity that will bring you joy first of all – all those endorphins are sure to improve your mood.
- Get inspired by nature
Kiev parks are beautiful right now! Make time to scope out the amazing colours of this time of year while the sun is still warm.
- It’s time to watch your favorite movies
Since we can’t get to the cinema to see new releases, it’s a great time to revisit old classics.Get together with your family or create a comfortable atmosphere for yourself, prepare delicious food and arrange a movie marathon!
- People are the most valuable thing we have
How long have you been out of touch with your friends? When was the last time you saw each other? Autumn gloom is not a reason to be locked up at home and completely isolated from people (although the distance and safety measures should not be forgotten now!).
Call your friends, organize a mini party with pizza and dancing – you’ll see that communication with loved ones is the best cure for a bad mood.
Whatever your method, remember to look after yourself and your loved ones now and all throughout the year.