Monday, 3 September 2012

The end of summer

One of the benefits of writing a blog is that you notice patterns in what you do, how you feel and how things turn out.

And that's how I know, from looking back at previous years' posts, that I tend to feel a bit low at this time of year.

I don't know what it is about September - the end of the summer, the impending short days and dark nights, or the personal frustrations that are highlighted at the start of the school year - but it tends to  send me into a downward spiral of depression, and I can already feel the darkness in my mood.

I know I need to do something about it. We need to keep busy, so I'm actively planning ahead so we have things to look forward to in the next few weeks. I'm working hard to stay positive and keep myself occupied to avoid the slump in mood, followed by the difficult job of trying to claw my way out again.

It seems like a mammoth task right now.