Do you find the shorter days, cloudy skies, and being cooped-up indoors most of the time gets you down? Season Affective Disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that affects people from fall through spring where one may feel depressed, irritable, lethargic, and find it hard to wake-up, especially on dark mornings. Unfortunately we can’t all move to the tropics to avoid the weather, but there are some things you can do to help you get through the winter blues.
- Brighten up your surroundings – open the drapes, sit closer to windows, turn on the lights or use a light-box for artificial light.
- Get outside – when weather permits, get outside for a quick walk. Spending time outside can increase mental focus and lower stress levels.
- Wear bright colors – sometimes brightening your wardrobe can trick your brain into thinking happy thoughts! Now there’s no scientific evidence to this – I just know that I’m happier when I wear bright colors. So flaunt that spring yellow or summer coral!
- Plan! – it’s known that for many planning a fun event or vacation can be just as fun as going on vacation. So take some time to plan your next vacation – daydream a little about the beach you’ll be laying on and sun you’ll be soaking up!
- Diffuse our Sunshine Blend or make a roller bottle with these oils for on-the-go sunshine! This blend of oils will evoke happy feelings and remind you of sunny days!