Are you feeling winter blues? For many people the change from Daylight Savings Time and the resulting darkness when we leave for work and when we return home can begin to cause a slow downward spiral into an inner darkness.
For people who suffer from Major Depression or BiPolar Disorder, there often is a Seasonal Pattern that can be identified and anticipated. For others, even without such a diagnosis, there can still be a seasonal aspect to one’s sense of well-being. If you are experiencing what feels like a seasonal drop in your spirits, consider planning specific activities to help you cope. These could be making outdoor plans on any days when you are not required to be inside; going for hikes, strolling interesting streets where you can window shop and stop for coffee where there is outdoor seating, or doing some winter gardening.
Adding even just a little more sunlight to your week may have more of a positive effect than you think.
Don’t let the season of darkness and soft light steal your inner sunshine.