It starts during the holidays, but the window between Christmas and mid-March-ish is the worst time of the year for me. I always feel my worst, mentally and physically, and it always leads to me stumbling going into the new year in school or at work. My sleep schedule is completely out of whack, most nights I can't sleep and nearly everyday I feel like I never wake up and wander around in a fog. I've stopped being able to concentrate for very long or significantly organize myself. Back in school with the spring semester starting, the mental fog is at its thickest making it extremely hard to keep myself organized with my classwork or do any reading assignments with hope of comprehension. Hell, last week it was all I could do to make it to campus on time and get to the right classroom at the right time. And to top it off, none of the things I do to clear my head are practical or feasible this time of year for various reasons (too cold to ride for a few hours plus the bike needs maintenance, can't afford to go to the range, too cold and not enough time to go for a long walk anywhere or go out into the woods for a day or three, etc) and I still basically have no social life. It only makes it worse that I don't really have much to really be sad or blue about considering what so many people have to deal with on a daily basis, but I am regardless. The sweet, slight mania that comes in late spring as the sun finally begins to warm the earth and the soul can't come soon enough.