Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Fighting The Winter Blues

So far we have had a very dry winter here in Northern California. The first rain of the season didn't roll in until last week. The skies have been blue, and the weather hasn't interfered with lifestyle activities. As all things must change, so too has the weather around here. We need the rain, so I am not complaining. However, the week of grey skies that we are having has had a physical effect on me.

From attorney@work.com comes a timely piece on the winter blues; and making sure it is just the weather, and not something more.
Blues vs. Depression: Be Alert for the Signs

Studies find that lawyers suffer depression significantly more often than the general population—about 3.6 times more often. Depression is a serious illness that can have a tremendous impact on your professional and personal life. And unlike the winter blues, depression stays with you, no matter the temperature and amount of sunlight outside. Please look over the following signs of depression. Are you experiencing any of these?

  • Inability to concentrate
  • Finding previously easy tasks difficult
  • Sleep changes, which can mean too little or too much sleep
  • Feeling hopeless and helpless
  • Loss of interest in daily activities
  • Inability to control negative thoughts despite great effort
  • Appetite or weight changes
  • Irritability or restlessness
  • Unexplained aches or pains
  • Loss of energy
  • Thoughts that life is not worth living.

This is important stuff to keep in mind as we deal with all of the other challenges of practicing family laws. Please click here for the entire article.

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