Posted 11-23-2012 at 10:15 AM by Krista

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:

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4 Responses to “SAD”

  1. Katiesuds on November 24th, 2012 9:27 am

    I have suffered from depression for years and I know EXACTLY what you are going through. Allthough I am on anti-depressant meds, I still fight the same feeling this time of year. Please don’t be afraid to call your doctor, he will understand! I think all SAHMs go through periods like this, but there is no shame in asking for help. The way I look at it, I am a much better mom and wife when I am on my meds. Please PM me if you need to talk more!

  2. Krista on November 25th, 2012 9:15 pm

    Thanks so much for reading and sharing!! This has meant alot knowing I am not alone!

  3. julesbulia on November 26th, 2012 6:44 am

    Yes! I go through this too. Some days it can be downright immobilizing. And I will feel like a bad mother, wife, business owner, you name it. I have struggled with depression in some form for most of my life, but I just do not want to take anything for it anymore. Especially when the sunshine itself helps so much. Ive just accepted that this is me, and we get thru it somehow. It is a massive help to have something that is exclusively your own, something to be proud of…and I am so grateful for my little fleece business to keep me going, even when I feel like a failure some days. Keep doing something for you, any little thing everyday, mama:)

  4. Krista on November 26th, 2012 10:18 am

    Thanks for this, it’s nice to hear from others who go through the same thing! Keep working at it, Mama! Good for you for getting through it!!

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