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Cycles and Rhythms in our lives

This is a post I wrote a couple of years ago. It’s just as relevant today.

☀️ I have been having some very interesting conversations over the past few days regarding the cycles and rhythms in our lives and how because of the hectic nature of our lives we often don't notice them or we see them as an inconvenience.

😨We may also feel that there is something wrong with us because our moods, energy etc change.

❤️You may have heard people talk of suffering with SAD (Seasonal Adjustments Disorder) or how their mood changes in the winter months.

❄️ SAD does have a summer equivalent though it is more common in winter and also generally affects women more than men.

🤷🏻‍♀️Perhaps its because women are more likely to seek medical help when they experience the symptoms, though I also believe that because women are more cyclical in their physical, emotional and energetic nature that this may also be very relevant.

Some of the main symptoms are:

⬇️Less energy

🤦🏻‍♂️Trouble concentrating

🛌 Fatigue

⬆️Greater appetite

🚶🏻‍♂️Increased desire to be alone

😴Greater need for sleep

⬆️Weight gain

It is interesting though how similar they are to what many mammals and indeed our ancient ancestors would have done naturally during the winter months. Hibernate, slow down, rest, needing extra food/energy to keep warm and storing that energy as far as to get through the winter months.

🤔Perhaps it's worth asking ourselves is this a true medical problem or is it my body doing what humans have done for millions of years.

What can help?

🌳Time in nature

🌞A vitamin D Supplement

🌗A light alarm clock.

😊Embracing the energy of a different season.

🥰Eating Seasonally.

❤️Regardless of the reason if you feel you need help to feel better and to help you deal with the symptoms it is important to seek the right help and support. Considering this might just be part of that.

🥰 In the words of Wayne Dyer “when we change the way we look at things, the things we look at change”

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