So, the clocks went back last weekend which means darker shorter days ahead “Boooooo!” I am definitely a sunshine girl at heart which is one of the reasons why I travel so much I think. I always find that my mood changes this time of year and I know for sure its down to the early sunsets and becoming pitch black by 4pm (Hi December around the corner!)
It can be a bit depressing, especially when working from home like myself. As soon as it begins to get dark, my body instructs me to down tools, days over when in actual fact it’s only 3:30pm!
I’ve resigned myself to the fact that I definitely have a mild case of SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder). SAD is a form of seasonal depression that is brought on by the change in the weather and season. Most people experience SAD in winter time.
It happens to many of us this time of year, particularly in winter. After trialling some of my own personal methods, I’ve set out 5 effective ways to combat SAD: