When you compliment someone on their energy, or even notice someone else’s energy, what are you really saying?
You’re alluding to an intangible — a force,
Before we talk about what seasonal affective disorder (SAD) isn’t, let’s talk about what it is.
Seasonal affective disorder is a varietal of depression confined to the fall and winter months.
It affects primarily women, and primarily those with other psychiatric conditions, like manic depression or bipolar disorder. (This doesn’t mean that men aren’t affected, or that you have to have another condition to experience SAD systems. Just that you’re more likely to if the previously mentioned criteria are met.)
As of 2019, it affects 10 million Americans, with a separate 10% of the population experiencing milder symptoms of a junior SAD disorder.
We have 6,000 thoughts a day, on average, during our waking hours. About 40 minutes of those waking hours are spent thinking about food. Not
Every day, it seems like there’s a new rule for how to behave. And if you weren’t following that rule before, you’ve probably done untold
Have you ever lost touch with a close friend, only to hear about their lives later and think “That doesn’t sound like them at all”?
Have you ever wondered why it feels so good to cross something off of your list?
There’s a psychological principle, known as the “Zeigarnik effect,” named for its discoveress Bluma Zeigarnik, that comes close to addressing why.
You see, we tend to remember things we need to do better than things we’ve already done.
So even if you’ve crossed four of five items off the list, your brain focuses on the one you have left.