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5 Ways to Manage Autumn Anxiety

posted by skirk

Autumn Anxiety

Even as I love the autumn season, it is full of anxiety for me (like every other season, come to think of it).

I start to mourn the ending of summer when I hear the cicadas grow louder the last two weeks of August and when I feel the crispness in the air at that time, which brings less sunlight and longer nights. Then the back-to-school craze: buying shoes, supplies, backpacks, etc. and trying to catch up on the homework we didn’t do during June and July. By the time I make it to the parent-teacher conferences in early September, when I hear about all the things I’m supposed to be doing with the kids, I’m well into panic mode.

Yesterday my therapist and I talked about a few coping exercises to keep my anxiety from disabling me this time of year.

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  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment phyllis craig

    I GO THROUGH SEASONAL DEPRESSION IN THE SPRING BECAUSE I DISLIKE THE SUMMER. I ACTUALLY START TO FEEL BETTER THIS TIME OF YEAR BECAUSE I FEEL; LIKE I SURVIVED ANOTHER LONG HOT SUMMER. BLESSINGS TO YOU & YOURS.

  • http://theforestoflostsouls.wordpress.com The Forest of Lost Souls

    After many years fighting depression “in the darkness”, I decided to start a blog as well and share my story as well as some science behind this disease which I came to understand better and better.
    Please stop by when you get the chance, as I am still quite “lonely” in there…

    http://theforestoflostsouls.wordpress.com

  • http://www.integrationforperformance.com Diane Minkner

    I have dedicated my life to helping people with anxiety, depression, and especially PTSD live life fully and step away from dependence of mood altering drugs. I would appreciate any help you can give to spread the word about Brain Integration and what a wonderful alternative it is to help people. I suffered most of my life before I discovered this treatment and after it changed my life, I changed my career and became trained to assist others. My life’s goal is now to spread the word to others. Here is a sample of a blog I posted recently about PTSD. http://www.integrationforperformance.com/ptsd-wired-together-forever/

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