A lot of people get down in the winter or can suffer from the winter blues. The actual medical terminology for winter blues is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). It is said that one in 15 people throughout the UK experience SAD.
The cold weather and short days can get anyone down so if you are struggling here are some fantastic tips to make you feel much better and a great way to bring back the sunshine on a grey day.
Light up your life.
With the lack of sunlight in winter this can be one of the major reasons why we may find it hard to wake up in the mornings. A good idea is to have a light up alarm clock or happy lamp, which is a special light that mimics natural outdoor light and is also used as Light therapy. The light gradually turns on, mimicking the sunlight and waking your body up gently.
Be the sunshine
Trick your brain into thinking it’s bright and sunny outside by wearing bright coloured clothing. Bring the summer into winter. Being bold in your wardrobe selection will help you to feel more optimistic and joyfully about the day ahead and perhaps occasionally attract a few positive comments.
Take your Vitamins
Taking vitamins can really help, especially vitamin D during the winter and autumn months since we get most of our vitamin D from sunlight. A lack of this can cause low energy and make you feel lethargic.
A healthy diet can boost your energy and mood and can act as a deterrent to eating junk food. Try to increase your daily fruit and vegetable intake in your meal plan. You can be spontaneous as well by including something new into your diet that you’ve never tried before.
Take a walk
Take a walk in the afternoon or on your lunch break for 20-30 minutes can really make a difference. A daily walk can be used as light treatment which has been proven to help with SAD. Also walking 10,000 steps a day will burn up to 500 calories a day and that’s something to be positive about.
We hope this helps . 🙂 xx