The changing of the seasons is always a rough time for my mental health. Over the years, I’ve learned to plan ahead for this discomfort, and build in some cushion to ease the transition. Like planning easy meals and extra down time.
Why is a change of season so hard, you might ask? For someone with persistent depression, it takes me a long time to get used to new things. Transitions to new schedules, new people, and new tasks seem to take me longer than it takes other people. I’ve learned to be OK with that, and give myself grace and support through these times as I wait patiently for the new normal to set in.
Teacher, mother, lover of lounging in nature. This blog documents my experience with Niksening in nature and applying this type of minimalism to all aspects of my life, in order to simplify and amplify the best parts of life.
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