A change of season means a change of weather, temperature, light. Our body and mind might respond in a negative way to all of these stimuli; learn how to deal with seasonal depression by following a few simple rules!
Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. Its symptoms affects more people that what you would be willing to believe. Forms of this kind of depression can be found mainly in countries that go through a long, lightless season, known for sapping energy from your body and making you moody. Don’t brush it away as simple winter or summer blues; there are a few but effective ways in which you can counter this ailment.
First of All
Try and understand wether you are experiencing Seasonal Affective Disorder, or “traditional” depression. While under SAD, people usually feel a desire to hibernate, eat carbohydrate rich foods and sweet treats. It is often a winter malady that recurs with every season. Try and notice if it happens around the same time every year.
Seek the Light
Moving next to the equator might not be the optimal or accessible thing for everyone. You can, however, try to enjoy a couple of hours more of light every day. Go outside during your lunch break, or park further away when you go to work in the mornings on sunny days. Natural sunlight as a great counter for the lack of energy you get during the colder months.
Music for Positive Thinking
Listen to some relaxing, positive music. Make all worries flow away, and let the beautiful sounds of these powerful, fresh sounds take you over. It can help you sleep better at night, and raise your melatonin levels!
Keep your morals up high during the long, dark season. Don’t let Seasonal Affective Disorder get the best of you, and always be on the lookout for new ways to make yourself happy. The sad days are sure to end sooner or later!
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