How To Change Wintery Days Into Spring Ideas

10/17/2018

Its that time a year when we all prepare for the cold chill of winter.  those nights where cuddling and drinking cocoa with your boo. or maybe Chili and cornbread to warm the tummy from the winter winds will do. This is a time when most of us prepare for the holidays and pull out the gift and holiday card list. The holidays roam through and we are filled with delight as we spend time with our families. Then as the holidays pass some of us may tend to get a little down or deep in thoughts of future worries, and missing family that is no longer here.  So what do you do to keep your feelings in check and your spirits high! 

Statistics say:

In a given year, about 5 percent of the U.S. population experiences seasonal depression. 

  • Four out of five people who have seasonal depression are women. 
  • The main age of onset of seasonal depression is between 20 and 30 years of age, however, symptoms can appear earlier. 
  • The prevalence of seasonal depression is anywhere from 0-10 percent of the population, depending on the geographic region. 
  • Typically, the further one is from the equator, the more at risk they are for seasonal depression. 

So what can we do for ourselves or others who may be suffering from the winter blues or even more intense forms of depression?

  • Spend time with people who uplift you
  • Volunteer to help the elderly or needy
  • Meditation
  • Saying affirmations
  • Gratitude
  • Exercise 
  • Yoga
  • Take a Class
  • We may not always have the answers, but there is always a solution. Learning to be happy in all things is a start. Let someone know that they are appreciated. It can make the biggest difference in the lives of those who need an uplifting cheer. So this winter, make every day count. Let Christmas cheer be spread to all whom you love. Make happiness your priority and it can spring forth new ideas, creativity, and friendships. So what are you waiting for? it's time to spring into action to beat the winter blues.