Autumn Anxiety

December 19, 2022

Autumn Anxiety

Autumn anxiety is one of the most common feelings almost all of us have felt. This sounds crazy that seasons can also give us anxiety and makes us feel low.  

More than 40% of Americans say that fall is their favorite season, they love to watch the leaves changing their colors, and they can feel cozy wrapping themselves in warm sweaters and blankets. But not everyone has similar feelings about the fall season.  So, what could be the possible reason for feeling anxious during this beautiful yet silent season?  

 If we talk scientifically, anxiety in autumn increases due to a falling level of serotonin. This hormone is responsible for mood changes, appetite changes, and changes in sleep patterns. There is also an increase in the hormone melatonin, which tends to make a person feel sleepy and depressed,” Morrison explained, when the sunlight decreases our body naturally feels low.   

One of the main reasons for autumn anxiety is due to the earth's transitions from summer to fall, daylight decreases as compared to summer which triggers chemical changes in the brain in some people. These chemical changes lead to physical symptoms that include disturbances in sleeping patterns, minor symptoms of depression which naturally increases anxiety   

In autumn anxiety most people witness fear, worry, and other negative emotions. Changes in weather affect the body as well. It has been seen that people with weak immunity face so many effects on their bodies such as fever, cold, cough, allergies, and other health issues. So, it will not be completely wrong to say body issues are also one of the reasons for feeling negative emotions.   

Although fall is a wonderful time of the year with beautiful dry leaves all around, cold winds are a beautiful reason to spend some quiet “ME” time with a cup of tea and a soft blanket. Also, there are so many fun activities to do as autumn brings festival seasons.  

Dealing with Autumn anxiety can be tricky and one needs to be very clear about it, as this anxiety brings peace that helps us to understand our fear, lacking areas, and many other weak links. It has been observed that many people find it amusing to be in these feelings as they believe this season gives them a reason to look deep into their souls. But on the other hand, there are people who want to get rid of this feeling as they do not want to feel blue and want to enjoy this golden time of the year.   

So here are a few things you can practice to avoid autumn anxiety:  

Try to get more sunlight often  

Train your mind for the changes in advance  

Practice more exercise  

Take a walk regularly  

Practice Mindfulness mediatation

Maintain your diet  

Talk to your close ones  

Try to keep yourself busy with some activity that you love to do  

Read good books 

With the help of these activities, one can start feeling positive about this raw time of the day.