Oh dear, I thought earlier this week, when the autumn doldrums hit me with full force. Admittedly a bit unprepared, because I am actually the opposite of sadness…. Some autumn blues in the darker bad weather season is quite normal, but this time it was really different…. the weather of the last week had affected me, a few pointed remarks of others, a lot of work, some homesickness for the children and health problems of the heart man…. all that is just part of everyday life and is quite normal everywhere, suddenly becomes a personal problem….. and suddenly it is there the melancholy ….
Autumn blues is of course not depression in the medical sense, which in my opinion belongs in medical care. During gloomy autumn and winter days, less of the good-mood messenger serotonin is produced, which in turn causes the soul highs and lows. Actually a very simple process, but with more or less effect. The good news, you can do something about it, but you have to be active yourself…. ;)) I wrote out a few things that help me…. but there are certainly more! Maybe you also have a few tips in stock?
No joke, even an initially artificial smile signals the body *I am happy* and it releases serotonin. Besides, have you ever tried how your environment reacts to a smile? Just try it once!
Go more often on closer contact….. Cuddling, a hug or a kiss…. we women are especially receptive to this ;)) Touching lifts the mood and gives a positive feeling l
Beautiful music helps me immensely. Of course, it’s up to each person to decide which music they find beautiful. But you should feel good and not get under stress…. I guess heavy metal is probably out of it….lol… I personally like the soft music of Katie Melua very much at the moment.
….. I read today…. Instinctively did everything right! Not for nothing I like pink very much at the moment ;)), because red invigorates and warms the soul …. (Yellow and orange lift the mood)
Candles, warm blankets, knitted socks…. some nice magazines or a great book…. take a little time out from everyday life
I myself always have to force myself for it…. really stupid, I know…. but it helps immensely. Double satisfaction you get for overcoming your inner bastard…. for real now!!! When it’s uncomfortable outside, I would love to hole up …. all wrong, I know that now. Doesn’t always help though, because I’m very cold…laugh…. But it is proven…. by movement in the fresh air the happiness hormone serotonin is released
Calories again ;)) but even a piece of dark chocolate makes up for the lack of serotonin…..
That’s why today I have a lot in the color pink and arranged my Friday flowers with roses and calluna…..
and also tied a wreath from it…… from the annual calluna, which I personally like almost better than the perennial……
For my large jar I made an ornament out of calluna….for this you take a wire at least twice as long as the opening of the jar and tie the calluna around it
tie the end pieces together and form a heart out of them…. as a beautiful finish
When I sat there in front on the bench and tied my calluna wreaths, suddenly the UPS messenger drives into the yard. I was a bit surprised, I had not ordered anything….. When I opened it, out came a golden box, inside a few bars of chocolate from Magnum and a dear letter….. that was my personal moment of happiness today and even though it was a very personal PR, it came at just the right moment…. how was it with the chocolate at Fall Blues? ;))
Have a wonderful evening and make it cozy!!
I’m withi: Friday Flowerday