Best Practices For Managing Seasonal Depression

Best Practices For Managing Seasonal Depression

Anxiety, Depression

As we near the end of the year where the days are getting colder, shorter, and darker you might start to feel your energy levels changing. 

During this time, some people experience seasonal depression also known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD). 

This can leave you feeling more tired and/or disinterested in the activities you regularly enjoy. You might also notice a change in your sleeping or eating habits. 

The good news is, there are several techniques that can help you feel more like yourself. 

Try Light Therapy

A lightbox is designed to mimic sunshine.

Sitting in front of the light for even a few minutes can make a huge difference in your mood and energy levels. 

Lightboxes have the power to reduce symptoms by eliciting a chemical change in the brain. It’s similar to how you feel when you wake up in the morning and the light streams in through your windows!

Get Your Body Moving 

When you exercise, your endorphins and serotonin increase. So, going for a quick walk around the block or working out at home can be a light activity that creates meaningful change. 

Doing small exercises each day is beneficial for your mind and body. 

Be Around Peers

Being alone for long periods can affect our thoughts and emotions. 

It can be helpful to reach out to your friends, family, or peers for some quality time. 

You can never have too many people by your side cheering you on. 

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