How to Fight Seasonal Depression

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Winter blues are not just a cliché literary theme in a Victorian novel, and if you are wondering why you have been feeling a bit depressed and down lately it’s probably because winter is just around the corner. Many people experience seasonal depression, which is scientifically referred to as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD usually affects people when seasons change. Even though SAD is not dangerous, you shouldn’t let it get to you; here are some ways to help fight it.

Get Busy

Fill your schedule with useful things like taking art classes or going to the gym; this will help you get through this period faster.

Exercise

Exercise helps decrease stress and stimulate the brain, which can act as an instant mood lifter.

Eat Healthy

This is probably the most important time of the year to eat healthy; it will help you think clearly and stay energetic.

Socialize

Don’t become isolated because you feel depressed; call your friends to have a chat or go out and meet new people.

Travel

Traveling for a while can help improve your symptoms and give you a huge boost to start fresh.

Sleep Early

Going to bed early lets you skip all the nighttime overthinking, and it can also help you feel fresh and revitalized in the morning.

Talk to Your Doctor

If the symptoms get worse and you start to feel uncomfortable you need to speak to your doctor for treatment options.

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