3 Ways To Survive SAD!
Updated: Oct 17, 2019
Dealing With Low Mood In The Winter
Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.) is a real thing and you may be experiencing it without even realizing. There are different types of S.A.D. but the one I experience tends to result from the lack of sunlight in winter.
Now I'm in no way a medical professional, but I do my research and the signs of S.A.D. tend to be sleeping too much, over eating, and having very little energy.
S.A.D. can actually happen at anytime of the year (in the summer it is experienced as heightened anxiety). Living in a city with very little sunlight during the colder months, I've dealt with these symptoms before and know others who experience them too.
Turns out S.A.D. is very common.
So I think it's best we find ways to cope with it instead of becoming unhealthy and missing out on all of the opportunities and fun that cold seasons do offer!
Note: These are just suggestions for coping with low mood in the winter. By no way are these suggestions meant to diagnose or cure you. Speak to a medical professional if you think you may be dealing with S.A.D. and remember to never self diagnose.