Seasonal Affective Disorder or S.A.D. is a real thing, and the majority of us suffer from it, unknowingly, every year. As the seasons change, so do our moods, and I, for one, become pretty miserable and unsociable when the winter month rears its cold and dreary head.
The colder it gets, the more my mood drops, and the only interaction I want with the outside world involves walking to fetch my UberEats delivery. Roll on Spring, and suddenly S.A.D. turns to, and all is forgotten. The only problem is the vicious cycle continues and slowly breaks down your level of happiness.
So, what do I do, I hear you ask?
Combat S.A.D. with these easy steps:
Yes, you heard me! Catch some rays, girl. Go for a walk, or opt to have your girls’ lunch outside, and soak up the vitamin D. The more vitamin D, the happier you will be.
Go on a fit-cation
Embark on a little retreat that involves moving. Yoga, walking, stretching, even meditation. Getting away and just reconnecting with yourself will reset the body and mind.
Natural happy hour
Move the cocktail to the side and add some natural ingredients to your hot drinks to improve your mood and spirit. Spices like nutmeg, chai, and vanilla are sure to lift you out of any cold slump.
Are you still feeling S.A.D.? Grab your girlfriends and a good cheesy rom-com, and have an old-fashioned slumber party. Paint your nails, don a face mask and act like 16-year-olds. If this doesn’t pull you out of the winter slump, head back to club duvet. At least September is only three months away.