Avoiding Winter Depression Part II

As mentioned in the previous article, the dark, cramped feeling of winter can certainly fuel depression. Here are some more ways to avoid SAD (seasonal affective disorder):

  • Keep warm! Being cold can add to the energy-less feeling. It is hard to start a day correctly when the temperature is so low, so make sure to dress warmly and comfortably. If you feel comfortable, you will be able to stay focused during work.
  • Stay healthy. I mentioned exercise earlier, but there’s a part two to that as well. A healthy diet will keep you feeling energized and alert, and will probably ward off illnesses like the flu. Make sure to eat fruits and vegetables, as well as lots of protein.
  • If you’re still feeling bored or blue, try a new hobby. The challenge and learning experience will help you stay more alert and motivated in everything you do throughout the course of the day.

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Angie is a home health nurse who has been working with patients for over 20 years. In her free time, she enjoys dabbling in the stock market, taking spinning classes, cooking and gardening. She loves being the editor at Sunstone. Reach her at angie[at]sunstoneonline.com

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