How to cheer yourself up during the cold season

• How to cheer yourself up during the cold season

If your smile disappears from the face of decreasing temperature on the street, maybe it's not just in the mood. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a reaction to the decrease in the amount of sunlight affects about 5% of the inhabitants of the northern countries. Lack of strength, overeating, constant bad mood - nothing pleasant about it. But even if the weather does not upset you: there are ways to overcome the SBP and feel better!

How to cheer yourself up during the cold season

1. Take a walk on a sunny day

If you do not like winter, it does not mean it never will love. Choose a day when the sun shines especially bright and is reflected in the snow. Start a course of vitamin D (pre-hand over the analysis in order to verify its deficit), and will soon feel better.

2. Add light

Dark winter evenings prevent the production of serotonin. Get a blue light bulb, which will stimulate the production of the right hormones. Do not close the curtains without the need, often see the window during daylight hours. And do not forget to gradually reduce the amount of light before going to bed, so as not to bring down the circadian rhythm and cause insomnia.

3. Move more

Yes, you do not want, but it will be easier to survive until spring. Just walk down the street and chase the unpleasant thoughts. At home, you can take charge.

4. Watch what you eat

One of the secrets of happiness is on the tip of a fork. People who experience SAD or depression, often consume more sugar and carbohydrates that backfires. Look to the side of vegetables, salads and whole grains.

5. Drink chamomile tea

Advice from her grandmother, but it works! A recent study found that chamomile may reduce anxiety symptoms.

6. Try a new

Best of all - the winter sports: skiing, skating, snowboarding. It is fun and can help to come to terms with the cold season.

7. Change what surrounds you

You can not influence the weather, but the wall is quite possible to make a lighter, buy colorful pillowcases on the pillows, hang on the wall a picture of a cheerful and on the screen saver to put the summer beach or sunny day. These little things perfectly set the mood.