Here's How You Defeat the Winter Blues
Winter is a misunderstood season. The holiday frenzy and new year often obscure the best winter has to offer -- a season of inward reflection, comfort foods and lots of sleep. Adjusting with the seasons is essential to functioning your best, but winter presents a challenge for many of us. About 20 to 25 percent of people will suffer with mood changes during the winter months. Along with low mood, other symptoms of depression appear for many, such as changes in sleep and appetite, irritability, feelings of hopelessness and guilt. If you are struggling, it is time to take action and, perhaps, reconsider your goals for this season. Below are a few tips to consider, but my main point is this: live seasonally. Winter is a time to reflect, rest and slow down.