Do you suffer from the ”Summer Blues”? Also, known as, ”SAD – Seasonal Affective Disorder” that acts up at certain times of the year.
Recently, I read an article on Every Health.com written by Therese Borchard called the 5 Ways to Manage the Summer Blues, which are the following:
- Keep Hydrated.
- Avoid Diet Soda.
- Eat Ice Cream (I admit I like this suggestion).
- Create a Structure Schedule.
- Take Time for Leisure Activities.
While these suggestions are good, but the main thing is to admit your feeling down. Know that it is more than okay to seek medical help from your doctor. It may take some time for your body to adjust to medicine, but in time you will feel better.
However, the best recommendation that I have is PRAYER. God is our ultimate healer and provider at all times. With God, we can be victorious over anything. Let us pray…
We boldly come before you, God, asking that You would heal those struggling with depression. Remove the darkness quickly from within them and replace it with Your light that only You, God can do. Help them to feel your love, comfort, and strength. May they know that You, God, are the best medicine, the great physician and that by Your stripes, we are healed. When the summer blues come upon them, may they know they’re never alone and to seek Your help.
In Jesus name, we pray, Amen.