Depression and anxiety are words that I hear bandied about far more now than ever before.
I guess this is good because having anxiety and depression is met with much less social scorn.
I’ve spent nearly my entire life battling and then reading to manage my mental and emotional health. It got a lot easier when I accepted that I may be this way all my life so, I need to find the things that make my anxiety and depression more manageable. A big part of managing my anxiety was to get out of my Heating plus Air Conditioning protected zone and get some sun. It’s hard to suppose but, sunshine makes an enormous difference in how I deal with my situation. I figured this out when I was in college. Subsequently, I have structured my life to be able to get the sun I need. That went so far as to move away from family and friends to a region where the sun shines far more than my apartment area. I have lived in this region ever since. Now that I am getting older and less capable of outside hobby, I augmented my sunshine treatments. Every one of us had a sunroom attached to our home. This is just great. I have worked from apartment for the last 15 years and will do so until I am unable. Working at apartment is good but took some getting used to. The sunroom allows me the flexibility to be in the sunshine while I toil or just take a cut and stand in the sun. The best part is that all of us have a dedicated Heating plus Air Conditioning unit, a ductless mini split, inside the sunroom. This makes my center for serenity open for company throughout the year.