It’s easy to forget the cares of the world when the sun is shining and the world feels so much brighter, especially in the UK where the weather seems to play such an important role in our individual and cultural psyche.
The bounty of barbecues, beaches, festivals and chillouts in the park make for a golden time when life can feel so special.
We have noticed in recent years that everyone seems much happier with their lot over the summer, and then before you know it, autumn has arrived and with it, a slight sense of impending gloom and anxiety about the road ahead. For those with a history of depression, anxiety or Season Affective Disorder, it can feel like you’re fast approaching a season when life often proves tough.
So with that in mind, I have decided to pen this post in the hope of inspiring any interested readers into taking affirmative action now, so that the forthcoming winter can have more smiles than groans. (more…)