Overcome Your Winter Blues

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Did you know… 50 to 60 percent of Americans are affected by winter blues?

This loss of happiness is known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). There is a broad spectrum of symptoms that can be attributes to the shift in attitude that may include restlessness, insomnia, weight gain, and sadness.

Here are a few things you can do to help overcome winter blues:

  • Stick to a daily routine
  • Go to bed on time
  • Plan your day and make a list of what you want to accomplish and check things off as you accomplish them
  • Save challenging projects for when you are feeling the most energized and happy
  • Eat healthier foods
  • Go for a walk or enjoy some light exercise
  • Relax with meditation, massage, light music
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Use light therapy to extend the hours of daylight in your day
  • Call, visit, video-chat with loved ones
  • Laugh with friends and family often
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