I have been experiencing Mommy burnout really badly lately. I have slacked off on home school big time, and the household chores. I finally felt like I had gotten everything together for change: a clean house, happy little girls, and then my motivation just slipped away. My husband suggested that it might be SAD, or Seasonal Affective Disorder.
According to the Mayo Clinic, SAD is described as follows: “a type of depression that occurs at the same time every year. If you’re like most people with seasonal affective disorder, your symptoms start in the fall and may continue into the winter months, sapping your energy and making you feel moody.”
That is exactly how I feel: sapped of energy. I feel like I have no motivation, no energy. I know there are plenty of things I need to do, stuff I need to take care of, but I can hardly find the will to care. I feel silly calling a doctor about it, though. I thought maybe I just needed to find some motivation.
One thing that I have found that does help a little is do something for yourself. I love to cook, so I enjoyed playing around with some fresh ingredients today. Also, I took a long, hot bath while watching television on the Ipad. Gotta love Netflix!
Has anyone else gone through this? If so, did you talk to a doctor? What do you do to get through it?
Anyone interested in reading the full article I quoted can find it here: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/seasonal-affective-disorder/DS00195