Being in the Midwest I can attest that seasonal depression is a real thing! We get so used to the beautiful spring, summer, and fall seasons (which feel like they only last for a week here in Cleveland, Ohio lol) that when the weather begins to change it becomes somewhat disheartening.
One thing that I realized several years ago that helped me transition with the seasons, is that I had to also adjust my speed. I couldn’t run through the winter with the same tenacity that I ran through the summer with. In actuality, it wasn’t designed for me to do so either. There must be a change in pace and a change in perspective with each season that we encounter. If there was no need for a change in perspective, then there would be no need for a change in the season.
“I couldn’t run through the winter with the same tenacity that I ran through the summer with”.
Even if you’re in a part of the world, that doesn’t have snow in the winter or leaves change in the fall, you can still witness the change in your surroundings based upon the weather and time of the year. How are you adjusting to the transitions? This isn’t your first-time witnessing changes of seasons in your life, and Lord willing it won’t be the last. But perhaps one remedy for adjusting to the new seasons in your life is by not expecting the same results when faced with different circumstances.