Now that’s it’s getting colder, and the days are growing shorter, you might start to feel more anxious or sad – and you’re not alone – you may have Seasonal Affective Disorder.
And there are some ways to make it a lot easier.
First, make sure you keep routines – even just going to bed and waking up at the same day each day will make a difference in how you feel.
Make sure you get light exposure – at least 30 minutes of natural light, or from a light device – and do it earlier in the day for best effects.
Keep up with activities that make you feel better – regular exercise, socializing, and eating a proper diet.
If you’ve taken those preventive steps but it doesn’t help, don’t be afraid to reach out to your doctor – they can check you out, and even recommend additional resources.
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