Did you know that the seasons can affect your moods? You may have noticed that you sometimes feel a bit down during the fall and winter months. If so, you’re not alone. Winter is a time when many people suffer from a condition called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Symptoms of SAD include:
The good news is: there are many simple ways that people with SAD can beat the winter blues. Here are five steps you can take to boost your mood:
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People with SAD can sometimes experience more severe symptoms, such as depression or hopelessness. If you’re feeling down for days or weeks at a time, and you no longer enjoy doing the things you love, check in with your healthcare provider.