Who else has the itch to travel?! When the first sign of spring shows, I’m running off into nature for a few days of hiking and sunshine. If anyone knows me, they know I’m not a fan of cold weather.
Did you know…Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is a type of depression. It happens during certain seasons of the year — most often fall or winter. It is thought that shorter days and less daylight may trigger a chemical change in the brain leading to symptoms of depression. These symptoms may include low energy, difficulty concentrating, irritability and changes to sleep, weight and appetite.
Here are 5 tips to beat the winter blues:
- Eat healthy, and well-balanced meals by avoiding carbohydrates like cookies and candies.
- Socialize. Try spending time with other people. Confide in a trusted friend or relative to let them know how you are doing.
- Stay active. Commit to getting movement each day whether that’s hitting the gym, going for a hike,
taking a workout class or simply taking a walk. Invite a buddy with you!
- Try a light therapy lamp. If you live in an area that lacks plenty of sunlight, consider trying
a light therapy lamp.
- Keep entertained. Have a laugh by watching a comedy show, playing a fun game or trying a
Looking ahead, do you have a tripped planned on your spring traveling bucket list? Drop a comment and let me know below.