March 2020 Update

This post has a couple of questions for you all.

I’ve been quiet for a long time and just came back to post some book recs for people who want to read during their quarantine/lockdown/isolation. I wanted to contribute somehow, as I regret not having written something I could share for free, but I wasn’t planning on doing anything else (not even updates) at the moment.

However, I started checking my old updates and realized they’ve helped me a lot. I had previously noticed, while checking what I’ve read to make my book recommendation posts, that January and February are the worst months for me. Now I’ve noticed that every year I stop updating around October. October, November and December are very busy months, which might mean my anxiety peaks and that’s why January and February are bad months for me.

I always get sick around February and March, too. Although I can see now that I start feeling better during March. Usually, anxiety and depression get more manageable as the days get longer and warmer. Does that mean I have Seasonal Affective Disorder? Well, it is a mood disorder, so it can be related to my anxiety and depression even if I don’t have SAD (because I still have anxiety all year round, so it’s not a seasonal thing). It’s clear that the lack of sunlight affects me more than I thought, so I’ve bought one of those light therapy things, but I’m not sure if it’s the right thing for me. Do you have similar issues and is there anything you recommend?

In any case, I just wanted to explain how the monthly updates are working quite well for me. I’m sorry if it gets boring for you people, but I’m learning a lot about myself and my seasonal patterns. I see bullet journals have become quite popular nowadays. Do you have one and does it help you in this way?

Magnolia tree.
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