Autumn isn't all about Pumpkin Spice Lattes
As soon as you hear the words Pumpkin Spice Latte, it’s as if you can immediately feel the crisp, autumnal air encase you and you can suddenly visualise every seasonal, scented candle TK Maxx has to offer (which is a lot, let me tell you).
I love autumn for so many reasons. From the knitted jumpers to chilly walks, hot chocolate to big bowls of porridge and definitely the scented candle selection every homeware shop has to offer.
However - autumn and winter come with a side of sadness. Not sadness that summer is over (I’m a winter gal. I’m the scrooge of summer) but general low mood and low energy throughout Jack Frost’s favorite season. There’s actually a disorder called Seasonal Affective Disorder - also known as S.A.D - Google is full of information for more in depth knowledge on this. However, I don’t suffer with S.A.D, I just feel as grey as the weather and struggle adjusting to the lack of Vitamin D.
For me personally, I get super tired, suffer with horrendous headaches and some days really do struggle to face the day. I often get a few comments on me not ‘seeming myself’ and many people asking if I’m ok.
Now, this does get better a few weeks into in to the darker season and eventually I’m back to kicking the crisp, amber leaves while wearing a mustard yellow scarf - Starbucks in hand - but I just wanted to raise a bit of awareness and to openly discuss this as a subject for anyone else that struggles with this too.
Anyway - this post may not particularly have a point but I just wanted to have a little chat about this topic as I find it quite interesting and pretty relevant considering we’re now officially in Autumn!
If you suffer with this too, let me know any tips or things that you do to help the transition.