Coping with SAD: Dealing With Wintertime Blues

If you are suffering from SAD (seasonal affective disorder) you may be wondering how to cope with it during the winter season when it’s most prevalent.

Phototherapy is a well-known therapy to help with keeping the symptoms at bay, but there are other ways to help with SAD symptoms as well.

Eating healthier is a great way to help with SAD. When you are eating foods that are high in carbs and are processed, that can lead to sluggish, tired behavior. Eating healthier foods helps provide your body with the energy it needs.

In the winter months, we get a lot less sunlight and vitamin D. By providing your body with this nutrition from healthier foods, you are ensuring your body is getting the energy it needs.

Since the sun sets a bit earlier, you can try to do some outdoor activities in the morning, walking, running, jogging, lifting, etc. SAD tends to make people feel fatigued and tired, but if you push yourself to get up and get active in the morning this could lead to a better day.

Try to appreciate the things around you during the cold seasons while you are active outside. Keeping your body active can help build a supportive routine that will lead to a positive winter season.