Are you one of the 10 million Americans struggling with SAD?
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5 pm Sunsets
Lots of times indoors
SAD (Seasonal Affect Disorder)
SAD is a recurrent type of depression associated with the change in seasons ~ generally, it starts in the fall and goes through the winter months.
For some people, it can be debilitating.
Some of the signs of SAD are:
I don’t know about you but SAD impacts me EVERY year.
It’s a big reason why I moved out of the North East to the South…but it is still a thing with the gray, rainy weather during the winter months here in Charlotte, NC.
Short of moving to a location that is warm and sunny year-round, what do you do to get through the dreariness of SAD?
I know that it’s the hardest to do when you are feeling down AND the most important to make sure that you are staying on top of SAD.
During the winter months, it’s especially easy to indulge in warm comfort foods that aren’t the best for our mental health and it’s easy to consume a gallon of ice-cream in one sitting.
While it feels good in the moment, it ends up making us feel heavy, not only in the body but in the spirit long-term.
Stocking your home with healthy choices and keep the processed foods to a minimum will make it easier to make quality decisions in sad moments.
The winter months tend to be drier so keeping hydrated is also important. Keeping hydrated decreases your appetite, which makes it easier to not make unhealthy food choices.
Your body may be lacking in certain vitamins like Vitamin D during the winter months that are contributing to feeling down, getting a blood panel to see if there are deficiencies that are contributing to how your feeling can also really help increase your mood.
It’s incredibly easy to curl up on the couch with a warm blanket for months on end but also leaves us feeling worse in the long run.
It’s important to incorporate some activities that include things you enjoy and also some that include some physical activity.
I find that planning things in advance with friends that are also looking forward to them helps to keep spirits up.
When the weather is dreary on the outside, it’s easy to match that in our inner-world (our thoughts) but just like poor nutrition and lack of movement feels good in the moment but worse in the long-term, so does dwelling on negative thoughts.
Start your day with some positive statements such as:
Notice all of the things that cause you to feel down about life ~ whether it’s what you are listening to on the radio, what you are watching on t.v. or the conversations you are having ~ and decide to remove anything that doesn’t make you feel good.
There’s a saying, “like attracts like”.
If negative emotional energy is stuck in your body, it’s natural to continue to look for negative things to continue to feel negative.
To feel your best self, you can release those emotions that are holding you back from feeling your best self ~ especially in the winter months ~ which is what we'll be focusing on during tonight's energy healing call.
On this week’s energy-releasing call, we’ll release negative emotions that are stuck in your body so that you can feel lighter, freer and happier.
Monday, February 10th at 8 pm EST
Can’t Make the Call?
No worries ~ if this is before 8 pm EST on Monday, February 10th, shoot me an email ([email protected]) with your first/last name, age.
If I can get to you on the call, I’ll do the work then I’ll email you with what was released.
If this is after that time, here’s a link to my calendar to set up a time to talk about how we can work together to get you out of the Winter Blues!
Your favorite energy coach,