How & What do you feel
about this picture?
Finding Inspiration in Every Turn
Imagine, this weather would last 30 to 90 days. Just, as pictured. What do you feel? Having this, as a daily routine weather for 3 months?
I am ok with it. I actually love it. But not everybody is like that. We all know, that weather & especially sunlight, have an emotional effect
on feelings & moods. Before I relocated to Onondaga County, NY from California I never really paid attention to why people in some areas are more depressed then in others. I always found something to entertain myself with, since being little & spending a lot of time alone.
I never questioned how I felt about sunny or gloomy days, specifically. Many cultures in the World believe in good & bad luck, even the most atheists. Having a good office door or the front door can be one of the luck's factors. What do you believe? Where do your believes, hopes & fears come from? Do you feel gloomy in the Northern Regions, or, annoyed, when it is always sunny in the South? How do you feel about the weather? I personally like having all 4 seasons, I absolutely hate when it's always sunny, 24x7. I was surprised when everyone hI met was asking me why would I move here from Santa Clara county, CA or Tuolumne?
You are not alone
When the weather is almost always gloomy, at least 80% of the Winter time, people do get less energetic, less positive & get depressed. I am used to it & crave "gloomy for sometimes", but not everyone is like this. Most people crave sunny days with little shadow. So living in the North is probably not the best choice for these people. Or, they should have an ability to relocate South during Winter, like migrating birds, to accommodate their everchanging moods.
1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year
1 in 20 U.S. adults experience serious mental illness each year
1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year
50% of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14, and 75% by age 24
Relocate to the Sunny Side Up?
Before you decided to purchase new home & relocate, make sure your check there "Mood Weather Report" of the place you relocating to.
I bought the home in Onondaga County for example and was surprised to hear from people, that many local residents here are chronically depressed & want to move elsewhere. Because of the rain, snow & lack of sunny days.
"Onondaga County, New York gets 42 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year. Onondaga County averages 102 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year. On average, there are 161 sunny days per year in Onondaga County. The US average is 205 sunny days." ~ read more
I don't get depressed here in NY. I think half a year is plenty
of sunny days. Plus no other place in America, has autumn like New England, Vermont, Rhode Island & New York, with all 4 season's colors. The smell of the freshly fallen fall leaves with the morning due on it. Nothing like this can be found in the South or the West.
I usually recommend for people, run their Astro travel report, before making any decision to relocate.
Read & Relax
If you don't have much, like wealth or things ~ read. Find a book & read. Listen to the audio books, there are many free & available on most cell phones, to "waste time" & discuss it
with your friends later. Redirect your thoughts from negative undertones.
Run your Astro Travel Report, to see if you leave near Saturn/Pluto clusters or crossings in your chart. Places like this
could lead to more depression than usual. And should be very
carefully considered for family residence.
You try to eat or smoke CBD Cannabis, to improve your moods.
Things never stay the same,they always changing.
No matter how & what you feel, remember ~ this is only temporary. Things can never stay the same, it's not part of our reality. Every moment we live in is ever changing. Don't hold on to your thoughts if they bring you sorrow.
Mistakes had to be made for us to see the Right way. Remember, as time passes by, we see the past as "the stepping stone" into our future. Most scientific discoveries were the result of the accident. Mistakes usually lead to progress. Otherwise, how would
Find a way to appreciate yourself & settle in with reality "As Is".
Most people, suffering from any type of depression have acceptance issues, &, most of the time, it is a self-acceptance issue. Most of the time it is self-guilt, that drags people down & keeps them from achieving their full potential. Feeling guilty all the time for past mistakes keeps you from being able to bypass it. Realizing you were wrong at whatever you did is enough for you to start fresh. "Kill" the self ~ guilt.
Weather & Moods
I found this article "The Effect of Weather on Your Mood"
& wanted to share. Hoping it may help some people struggling with "Bad weather mood swings".
What is the most important if you feel this way? In the areas like this, with a lot of fog, gloomy days & weather changes, having a right friend & very reliable partner is 100% important. But if
you live alone, you should love this weather. Without exceptions, otherwise it will not lead to a very happy existence.
Since I came here I heard from people who live in Onondaga their whole lives they would love to travel to California, or maybe even move. But then I heard from people, who also live here their entire lives here, that they? never seen Lake Ontario, yet. Age 20 Plus. It made me wonder, how different people & their lives & tastes are. I have visited Fair Haven Beach twice already, since being here for only a year.
Depression can affect all of us, but just because the weather is gloomy, does not mean you can not have & find a way to have fun. However, many people do get misdiagnosed, due to the lack of care or experience among the psychiatric staff. Many clinical psychologists do not even bother following medical history protocol before placing labels on people's charts. Mentally challenged doctors with personal issues that lead them to this profession in the first place. They have a hard time handling
their own minds let alone someone else's.
What do yo do? Create
What do you do when everyone around you is depressed?
Make sure you pay attention to your kids behaviour. Find something for them to do other than daily routine, even if
their routine is "just playing". Change of activities is a good
start. Cook together, walk the dog, shop or just take out garbage. Start a fireplace & have a cup of hot chocolate,
out of the blue & off season.
When you feel down ~ create. People create everything,
from candles on your center piece to the silver spoon on the Christmas tree.
Use Arts & Music to change your moods
l literally went to the local Monastery that day, to calm down, which I never do. Audio & radio wave's effects on the brain have been scientifically proven. When you feel down or sad ~ find music that makes you happy, rather than irritated. Otherwise, you can go crazy. Or make music yourself.
The loss of the Loved one ~ is not the End of the life. Donate to Charity.
The most difficult time of winter in secluded areas usually comes for people who are lonely. For one reason or another other. Personal failures, legal failures, financial failures, whichever this may be ~ we all feel disconnected & alone during any holidays if we don't have anyone
We all suffer losses throughout our lives, like it or not. From losing a hamster to losing a parent, sibling, or even a child. We have to find the courage to feel festive during the hardest times. Make a difference for others, make a difference in their lives, especially if you personally had suffered losses. Become a charity during holiday times.
~ Oh, you are Russian? How about Belomor & Vodka?
Nothing stronger. I also have a coffee instead of blood, you know? I am "New Age American Russian" ~"Apple Cider Coffee
on a Rocks."