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Feeling a little anxious or low???

Low mood and / or anxiety is certainly not helped by the weather. I firmly believe in Seasonal Affective Disorder and added to a few really poor summers and of course the current economic downturn and all the strains and stresses of day to day life do not help!

Anxiety: can be caused by a multitude of events or a single persistent thought.... A strategy to help reduce anxiety is to take the proverbial "baby steps" focus on one SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Timely) goals. Many of us are very hard on ourselves, expecting perfection at all times and yet when it comes to friends/family we are very supportive.

Its good to talk as the saying goes. If anyone would like some hints and tips on anxiety and develop some coping strategies, or if you would like to have a chat in confidence to share those worries, please feel free to message me or give me a call here at the helpline 03000 030 555.

In the meantime here is hoping to the increase in temperatures the weatherman keeps promising for the next week or so (after the showers of course)....

It would be great if anyone has some coping strategies of their own that work and they would like to share? I'll add some to the mix next week too so keep watching!

In the meantime, look after yourselves and wrap up warm if you venture out.


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A lot of SAD people around... :(

KOTC tries, but can't cure everything ;)


Thank you Gordon.I do my best.We will all soon be able to tune into a new radio show.That will cheer us up.


A modest win on the lottery, could provide a cure for my anxiety and depression, I would leap around in my birthday suit and send a picture to ATOS :-D


Cheer up Gordon57 the sun is shining so chin off the chest :-)


I too feel 'down' and 'low' and I also believe its due to this awful weather. I purchased a Sad light and I think its helped a bit. I just have it on in the morning for the full time it has and I think Ive got a bit more energy. You are supposed to use it every day and I must admit I do forget to. I'll keep going with it and see how it gets me through to the summer?!

Keep smiling :-)


Hi Suspan,

Sorry to hear you're low too. Could you tell me what make your SAD light is and where you got it? Think ill try to get one- anything to help!!

Shilevy xx


Hi Helen, that has helped me, just reading what you've posted. I've been terribly anxious this past week, can't seem to snap out of it! The cold keeps me in , and my walking isn't good since excerbations in the past. As you say, we don't like to mention it and trouble others.

You lose all confidence and feel a nuisance. I've bookmarked your post so I can reread it when low.

Thank you so much, Shilevy xxx

Ps sorry about the small font!


You are not in any way shape or form a nuisance, you are a wonderful human being. So sweet of you to say so, please feel free to give me a call here at the helpline 03000 030 555 or message me direct if you prefer if you would like a chat. You are not alone, support is available and we understand how the condition works and how tough it can be so please, please we are here if you need us. No problem or call is too much or too little, we are here to help as much as we can so stay in touch.

Take good care of yourself and keep on posting.



Hello all and thanks for the comments and replies and shared information, you are all fabulous. Thank you for making this forum fab.


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