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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.


Heres how to Survive S.A.D.:


1.Exercise


Exercise is proven to help boost your mood and keep you feeling energized. Though a gym membership is great there are other things you can do to get your blood pumping and energy level high.


I suggest watching home workout videos on youtube, there are so many to choose from and they work great! Anything from living room pilates to fun but intensive twerkecise videos are out there! Other forms of exercise that I find helpful include, going on a 20 minute walk around my neighborhood, hiking, bike riding and taking a cycling class ( most offer your first class free). Either way if you can commit to 30 minutes of exercise a day you're sure to feel better.



2. Self care


Self care is a must. When I'm feeling really low, I use my last drop of energy to do a face mask.

I try to always have one on deck, sometimes I even make my own.

Other forms of self care include taking a hot shower, washing your hair, moisturizing your skin and cleaning up your space. Try to do at least three of these things a week to create a routine and keep slumps at bay.








3. Rearrange Your Space


I try to always have one on deck, sometimes I even make my own.

Other forms of self care include taking a hot shower, washing your hair, moisturizing your skin and cleaning up your space. Try to do at least three of these things a week to create a routine and keep slu

Your space represents your life, if your home is clean and organized it reflects how you feel when you're in it.

You're more likely to be happy and content, when your space represents the things you love. Being in a space that keeps you inspired is a helpful way to boost your mood. Especially in the winter when you spend a lot of time indoors.


Go to a thrift shop and find paintings and art to hang on your walls.

You can buy candles that make your place feel warm and smell great!


Some plants will clean the air and add life to your place. Lighting is crucial, and gives you the freedom to customize you space by mood. You can find LED light strips to stick to the corners of your walls. With these you can change the colours to reflect how you feel.


Use Pinterest to get inspiration and DIY ideas.


Your options for creating a space that you love are endless, it also gives you a rewarding project to keep you busy!



These 3 things are bound to keep you feeling on your toes and your mood level high. If you remember to do them regularly you'll survive the low mood that comes with lack of sunlight in the winter.







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