Fall has arrived!
'Tis the season for pumpkin spiced lattes, cozy sweaters and making that butternut squash soup recipe you've been holding on to since last October.
It's also the season where some might experience Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). This recurring form of depression can creep into your life with the sudden drop in temperatures and your exposure to sunlight. It's important to recognize SAD symptoms during recovery. Let's take a look at what can trigger SAD and some healthy ways you can cope while managing sobriety.
Incorporating a meditation/mindfulness practice into your daily routine will definitely help you in staying clean and also in dealing with these challenging times.
Isolation is often a habit people with addiction issues turn to as a way to avoid dealing with life. It’s one thing to spend time on our own in a peaceful way, but often for those in active addiction or even in recovery, it’s a default behaviour that can be harmful.
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The coronavirus pandemic has impacted everyone in some way. Many people have lost their jobs and are experiencing financial hardship. Others feel isolated and lonely because they can’t interact with friends and family. Uncertainty about the future has everyone concerned.