Staying motivated can be tricky


Vonyah Walker, staff writer

Why is motivation so important?

During the months of December-April, winter change starts to cause depression. It is proven that depression is worse in the winter months than any other time of the year. This depression is called seasonal affective disorder, a mood disorder that occurs in climates with less sunlight at certain times of the year.

Symptoms include fatigue, depression, hopelessness, and social withdrawal. As the weather gets worse students to start to lose motivation to do work or even get out as much. You can always find other solutions, such as working on a new routine or starting to embrace the winter changes.

During the month of December, students go on winter break and enjoy the upcoming holiday (Christmas). Getting closer to grades or changes in life. Adjust the upcoming events that can benefit you.

As the weather warms and the sun begins to shine daily, seasonal depression usually takes care of itself. While waiting for that, it is important to focus on goals to help you stay motivated.