With the end of the festivities and the progressively falling temperatures, our mood
can also get quite gloomy.
This period is challenging not only because of the dreadfully cold weather, but also
because of the onset of winter depression.
Seasonal Affective Disorder is a real thing and affects many people to different extent.
Luckily, mild cases can be treated without the help of a specialist by making some
small changes in your everyday life.
1. Get Your Daily D
According to a research, Vitamin D deficiency may have an effect on our moods.
The lack of this essential supplement is associated with higher level of anxiety, as
well as high blood pressure, diabetes and heart diseases.
Be sure you get enough vitamins during the winter period.
You can also consult with your physician for an expert advice.
A more versatile and balanced diet with a wide range of unprocessed food is a
great source of beneficial nutrients and minerals.
These products can also help cleaning the toxins from your body.
2. Increase Your Vitamin B Intake
The link between Vitamin B and mental health is still vague, but there is some
evidence that the lack of it may affect your mood.
Products like vegetables, cereals, porridge, potatoes and wholegrain foods contain
vitamin B 12.
Avocado, fish, bananas, green leafy vegetables and chicken are rich in vitamin B6.
You can also consider taking a moderate does of multivitamins and minerals.
3. Cut The Sugar and Caffeine
Eat fresh fruits and drink more water instead.
Nutrition has a huge impact on your mood.
After all, you are what you eat.
Whole grain bagels, crunchy nuts and nutrient-packed goodies are also great
alternatives to the refined sweets.
4. Boost Your Mood With a Little Walk
It’s true that some foods can aid in the detoxification, but there are other ways to
boost the cleaning process in your body.
Exercising is essential for balance and overall health, while reducing stress and anxiety.
It’s normal to feel a bit lethargic during the cold months, but aim for at least 30 minutes
per day, 4-5 days a week.
Mild exercises like walking, stretching and yoga will tone your body and improve your mood.
5. Color Your Life
Colors have an unexpected, but tangible impact on your mood.
The monochromatic environment during the winter can make you low-spirited and
Bring color into your life with a couple of upbeat throw pillows, a pretty mug or
a gorgeous print.
Plants can make good addition to your home decor.
The soothing green color will have a calming effect on you.
Plus, plants are also great for cleaning the indoors air.
A messy home can really drag you down.
Try to find time for a regular domestic cleaning.
In addition, spend 10-15 minutes a day to put everything in order.
House cleaning may not be your favorite activity, but you can make it more bearable
with some feel-good music.
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